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Show how the sense of order on the island deteriorates over the course of novel in 'Lord of the Flies'

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"Show how the sense of order on the island deteriorates over the course of novel" In the novel 'Lord of the Flies' by William Golding we are presented with a group of school boys who are stranded on a deserted island. As the novel progresses we see how their world becomes savage and deteriorates. In the beginning of the novel Golding shows us how the boys are civilized through the way that authority is established on the island. The boys reach an agreement on making Ralph the leader "Ralph! Ralph! Let him be chief with the trumpet-thing. " A positive base is established where we see everyone determined to escape the island: "This is our island. It's a good island. Until the grown-ups come to fetch us we will have fun." ...read more.


In contrast with the end of the novel the hunters behave in an intrusive an aggressive manner when hunting "Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood!" This is a major form of how the order on the island deteriorates, from being well mannered boys who dreaded to be rescued, to barbarous bloodthirsty hunters who no longer have the motive of returning to civilization. The signal fire was used in the early stages of the novel to attract ships that passed by the island. Different jobs were disturbed among the boys to keep the fire going "We've got to have special people looking after the fire." Although the boys made an agreement on keeping the fire alive, no one follows the instruction and the fire burns low. ...read more.


Though, as the disagreements between the boys extend, the conch loses its democratic strength. Jack states that the conch is a useless item, and has no resemblance of authority. This shows savagery completely displacing civilization. In conclusion, Golding includes two different instincts in this novel, one where all the boys are disciplined and follow rules, the other when the boys act violently and disagree on one's determination. We are able to see the contrast of how civilization and savagery rise and fall to different degrees as the novel progresses. Although civilization and savagery are opposite terms, Golding portrays it to be almost parallel. Alternatively, we are able to see the comparison between both civilization and savagery. Golding's structural writing makes the points showing deterioration obvious. Through this technique Golding ensures that his audience is able to see the contrast formed. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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