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Lord of the Flies Report

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Introduction

Lord of the Flies: The Hearing Write an official report on the events of the island as you have heard them today. Do you think there are grounds for any criminal prosecutions? London Crown Court 5th March 1956 People Present Dr Nikki Baker Psychologist Inspector Shoni Vaknin Police Officer Jack Merridew Suspect/Victim Sophie Merridew Parent of Jack Merridew Ralph Swiss Suspect/Victim Anna Swiss Parent of Ralph Swiss Items Discussed: The boys one by one went up to the witness stand and told the events of what happened on the island, how democracy played its part, how they crashed and what happened to Simon Pegger and Harold "Piggy" Pigson. According to both statements the boys crash landed on the island after their plane engines malfunctioned and there pilot was killed during the crash. ...read more.

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Ralph was voted as leader and chief of them all. According to Jack Merridew, the boys disagreed about many things, he and his choir boys wanted to hunt and Ralph wanted to build shelter and work as a team. The boys split groups and did nothing but hunt sleep and gather firewood. The boys on the island became scared of what they called a beast, it was merely a figment of their imaginations, but one day saw the parachute of a rescuing jumper and believed it to be the beast. They rallied round to discuss it but Simon Pegger had untangled the man's parachute and he had been washed away, on his way to tell the rest of the inhabitants of the island that the beats wasn't real they mistook him for the creature and beat him to death. ...read more.

Conclusion

They were safely brought back to Britain. Decisions Made: No charges have been made, but both boys have been required to attend a correctional facility for two weeks. They have both been recommended, along with all other children on the island, to be submitted for psychological analysis and physical tests. Reasons For Decisions: No charges were made because the court believed that circumstance played a major part in the events on the island. They had no male or female role model/adult to tell them what to do and no survival skills. The situation was out of the ordinary and no one would be able to act rationally in such a tense and overwhelming environment. They were recommended for psychological analysis because they witnessed and performed some quite horrific and possibly mentally damaging things. They were also recommended for physical tests to make sure there health and body were still normal. ...read more.

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