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One of the key elements to survival is being able to adapt to society The ability to adapt leads to success in life but failure to adapt leads to tragedy and sometimes in extreme cases death The book Lord of the Flies and The Outsider illustrates Piggy and Mersault lacking the basic instinct to accept changes in their life Piggy and Mersault died at the end because of their inability to adapt to changes in their situations In the novel Lord of the Flies a plane crash caused a group of British boys to land on an island Ralph who started as the leader of the boys and along with Piggys assistance create law and order on the island However Jack who opposes Ralph for power took over Ralphs leadership Later on Jack as the new leader of his so called tribe killed a boy called Simon when they went on a rampage during the dance After that Ralph Piggy and a few other boys were basically the only ones left that didnt join with Jacks tribe Afterwards they tried to confront Jack and talk some sense into him But Piggy only ended up killed by one of the savages of Jacks tribe Ralph was able to escape but they searched for him throughout the forest In the next morning the savages lighting the forest on fire smoked out Ralph Ralph raced through the forest for his life and fell on his feet to see a naval officer from the adult world standing before him just as Jack and his tribe of savages were about to stab him to death Ralph was saved and he realized the loss of innocence and the evil within men The Outsider introduced Mersault as the main character who lacked the adaptability to changes He was sentenced to death not only for killing another person but also because of his inability to react emotionally to his mothers death
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