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In a similar situation with girls the pure goodness of one of them would have been torn apart by the evil resting in the group. In conclusion gender would not have affected the outcome of the book.

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Introduction

Lord of the Flies Essay In the Lord of the Flies, many young boys were left to survive after their plane had crashed on an uninhabited island. From the very beginning Ralph, one of the oldest boys, took control although he even lost organization quickly. It was in the minds of Piggy the, group got work done. If it weren't for him it would have been total chaos from day one. He was an intelligent young boy who was always looking for ways to improve their "community". Every child on the island was a boy, not a girl. This may have caused unnecessary arguments and violence throughout the book. If the Island would have been all girls things would have been drastically different although with a similar outcome. War. Girls would have been more patient in the initial organization of the group, unlike the boys which were soon calling meetings and building huts. It is common for boys to know more survival skills than girls but once the girls get in order they can be equally or even more efficient than boys. ...read more.

Middle

The boys did a poor job of this because they all wanted things there own way and didn't except the fact they all needed each other in order to survive. The girl's orientation would've been towards team work to simplify problems. Instead of fighting or name calling, which the boys did a fair share of, the girls would've taken a vote to clarify what shall be done. However towards the end of the book, if girls were on the island you would see them lose control of organization and drift apart from one another. Surviving on an island with a group of people is an equal balance of social and survival skills. When members drift apart from the group it is up to there survival skills to keep them alive. The girls might have struggled when there group split apart because they could no longer trust anyone they have been around since day 1. Rules keep children in order. Both boys and girls lose a sense of this when they are removed from their normally governed lives in society. ...read more.

Conclusion

If the girls saw the beast come from the sky, they too would create a beast in their minds and would've acted cowardly about the issue. If you set a group of mixed boys and girls on the island together things would have fallen apart eventually also. In more radical stages of chaos the boys killed fellow tribe members. A group of girls would've handled the situation differently. On page 152 you can get a sense of exactly how far these boys have gone from living normal lives. They are chanting "Kill the beast. Cut his throat!" when in reality it is Simon, a sign of pure goodness on the island, that is trying to bring them good news. It wasn't until the boys split up and Simon was on his own did you realize he was the only clear thinker left on the island. He was a victim waiting to be killed because he did not think like all of the others. In a similar situation with girls the pure goodness of one of them would have been torn apart by the evil resting in the group. In conclusion gender would not have affected the outcome of the book. ?? ?? ?? ?? John Spain 2 ...read more.

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