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William Goldings novel The Lord of the flies makes a number of suggestions about Human Nature The boys became either followers or they became leaders The boys are scared of the unknown and they would rather seek enjoyment than do any work One of the most prominent suggestions in the novel The Lord of the Flies is that as humans we either are followers or leaders The stronger and the older boys became the leaders and the weaker and the younger boys followed The two main rivals Jack and Ralph were leaders and had their different opinions on how to survive on the island Both Ralph and Jack try to out do the other to gain power over the other Ralphs beliefs were like a democratic system where everyone was equal and helped each other out He believed in co-operation The use of the conch by Ralph was a way to force the boys to come together for a meeting when he wanted it Jacks belief was that you need to be forceful and strong and gain authority over the rest By wearing a mask Jack became more confident and he hid behind it using it like a shield the mask compelled themGolding 196280 Jacks power and authority made others scared of him and he used this power over them to force them to obey him Every boy on the Island either was a follower or was a leader at one stage or another The novel The Lord of the Flies suggests that humans are scared of the unknown The boys became more and more anxious about a so-called Beast on the island which they had never seen The beast is not real but becomes a symbol of their actions For example Simon a young boy who is a bit unusual is seen by the rest as strange Hes Queer Golding 196269 He is singled out by all the boys and was eventually
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