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Why do things fall apart in Lord of The Flies?

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Topic: Why do things fall apart in Lord of The Flies? Within the business scheme, our personal lives and civilization itself, things every now and then tend to fall apart. Thus, the reason why we have policies in the business scheme, individual identity within our personal lives and supervision within civilization. Without them our world would become a chaotic and uncivilized environment, similar to the novel. Hence, the reason why things fell apart in Lord of The Flies. The need for civilization and order is crucial when people are given the opportunity of dominance and freedom. Laws are there to keep the darker side of human nature in line, allow things to run smoothly and evidently to not to exceed to the point where people become power hungry, merely like Roger, Jack and some of the other characters in the novel. ...read more.


In today's world every one has some type of personal identity, whether it is their name, appearance or personality. Throughout the novel the boys lost their individual identity, and were no longer known by their names, rather as a group term. When the hunters painted their faces and slaughtered pigs, they instantly lost their individualism, and became part of a group mentality of savagery. Personality was also lost when the twins, named Sam and Eric "combined" personalities as "Samneric." Hence they were no longer known as two separate personalities or individuals, but rather as one person. In order to sustain humanity and individualism we need supervision and control, something that was taken advantage of in the novel. ...read more.


(Chapter 4) This quote clearly describes the beginning of Roger's cruelty towards the littluns, an important early step in the group's decline into savagery. This is where the cracks begin to show, particularly in some of the older boys' willingness to use physical force and violence to give them a sense of superiority over the smaller boys. Hence describing the psychological workings behind the beginnings of that enthusiasm. However Jack hasn't yet forgotten the authority of parents, school, policemen and the law...however, this didn't last a long period of time. Just as a society cannot be run with out supervision and control, nor can a couple of teenage boys stranded on an island. Consequently, when we are asked, "Why do things fall apart in Lord of The Flies?" instantly we can tell the reasons why. Tal Sacks Mrs. Field 10G ...read more.

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