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Rousseau believed that civilization corrupts the essential innocence and goodness of man The noble savage in his own natural habitat will rid himself of societies evils But that is not what happens in Lord of the Flies In Fact Without society keeping him in line man will revert back to his most primal state and blur the line between animals and humans From the calling of the first meeting and all along up to the final hunt for Ralph the sense of order and respect is gradually declining among the boys In the beginning everybody listens to what everybody has to say and they try to build a civilized society on the island The boys had obviously gotten a pretty strict upbringing both at home and at school All of them have a definite view of what is right and what is wrong We see this even in Jack as he cannot kill the first pig they meet At first they are able to use this sense and keep their traditional standards also on the island They elect a leader democratically and by popular vote they start deciding what has to be done They have rules for the meetings and they make laws for what is allowed and what is not Well have rules he cried excitedly Lots of rules Then when anyone breaks em33 The problem comes when the boys start realizing that there is no one there to control them There are no adults there to make them toil and sweat if they do not want to The boys realize that swimming and eating fruit all day is more fun than laying the foundation for a fair and safe society where everybody works for the benefit of the whole group The main symbol that represents the law and order on the island is the conch shell It is with this Ralph calls all the meetings and all of the other boys
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