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This quote describes the life faced by the characters stranded on an isolated island in the 1963 film Lord of the Flies It portrays the suffering and distress experienced on the island as ghastly and horrific as the horror of non-being or death The film is about a group of British schoolboys who find themselves dilapidated on a deserted island without adults to supervise them Their way of life quickly degenerates into brutality violence and even murder Such delineation reminds us that a system of laws and rules not only provides a framework within which society can function effectively but is also necessary for its very survival Without it social order breaks down as people need laws and guidelines to achieve and maintain harmonious interrelationships Throughout the film the director contrasts good and evil kindness and cruelty civilization and savagery guilt and indifference responsibility and anarchy Anarchy is not only the absence of law and order but the reciprocal of tyranny This is only one of the legal notions that are presented in the film The film can be viewed as a contrast between democracy and anarchy It is a study of mankinds basic nature and the picture that is painted by Golding the author of the book on which the film is based is very negative At the beginning of the film we are introduced to two boys Ralph and Piggy Ralph is an outgoing character who represents decency friendship and loyalty He is the type of person that will talk to anyone We quickly learn that he also has shortcomings as he is too authoritarian His emphasis on rules stands in the way of the children having fun In many cases his character has been compared to that of the powerful authoritarian Troy Piggy on the other hand is an intelligent boy that has been well raised by his aunt He is shy as he is often
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