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The group of boys in Lord of the Flies starts with a very organized and functional society In the beginning the boys instincts commence and they stick together With this functional society the boys choose a leader which is Ralph but still manage to keep equality This equality is shown through using a conch The conch is important to the group because it gives each boy a chance to speak and have an opinion For the group there is a great deal of importance in building and keeping a fire going The fire is used for cooking and the smoke is a sign for anyone that might be looking for the boys Food and shelter are the main means of survival so the group of boys build tents and learn how to hunt and fish In the beginning of the film the boys for the most part are civil to one another Even though there are some arguments and differences the group works together to have some hope of survival In my opinion this boy scout way of surviving is the groups old way of values Another example of the group having some kind of normality is the campfire at night The boys gathering around the fire and telling ghost stories were a way of holding on to their past like it was just a camping trip In addition the boys physical appearance changes being clean and wearing clothes were no longer important At first the boys are socialized into killing for survival I might be wrong but the animal that was killed first was a small rodent if not a pig This killing of an animal I feel was a great accomplishment in the boys eyes For some of them it was pride and for others it was power The boys pilot is the first human that was killed The killing was more of an accident than anything else The boys imaginations get the
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