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The Lord of the Flies William Golding I THEME The author is making a comment on man vs man and man vs nature II PLOT The story is about a group of kids who got stranded on an island Quickly and almost instinctively they formed a hierarchy among the group of the older boys With the ingenuity of most adults they attempt to establish a system for survival Crude in the beginning but it eased out not only because of their mental adaptation but because of their physical adaptation to the environment They learned to hunt conduct structured meetings build shelter find bathing facilities and even figured out a distress call by lighting a fire and letting the smoke act as a signal As the human instinct for food and survival grew so did the self-centered power-hungry evil in all of the children Slowly but surely with fears of beasts and hunger growing more people decided to concentrate on immediate self survival instead of long-term good of the group As the self centered group grew bigger the desire to be in the safest most powerful group grew larger and larger At one point in the book the clique was so powerful the others were not only ousted but they were tormented also The tormenting eventually led to the killing of others who werent in the group III CHARACTERS I believe there are two main characters in the book One of them is Ralph for his coolness and consideration and another is Jack for his leadership roll Another reason I picked Jack and Ralph as main characters is because they have a conflict throughout the whole story 1 Ralph Ralph is a medium sized fair haired boy seemingly of about 12 years of age making him one of the older boys in the story or a bigun He was the first person focused on in the book and he remained the
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