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In both Lord of the Flies and My Kinsman Major Molineux the storylines consists of innocent children taken away from the society that raised them and placed in a state with no civilized authority The children fail miserably even though their backgrounds should have provided a better defense against the instinctual desires of all mankind Why does it seem that civilization culture and breeding yield to mans inherit characteristics when life becomes strenuous Imperfection and sin are the true masters of mens hearts and emotions not their pasts education or upbringing Civilized authority is the cornerstone upon which the government and society are based uponIt was the conch in Lord of the Flies It was the daylight in My Kinsman Major Molineux Both books show the same result without it the devolution of society No society can function properly without some form of authority This is shown in Lord of the Flies after the death of Piggy and the breaking of the conch representing the destruction of rationality and civilized authority What came after this event was absolute chaos with total destruction When the sunlight of reason went out in My Kinsman Major Molineux fear ruled Robins choices and lead to him threatening a man out of this fear and eventually joining the mob The children in both of these books were not lifes under belly but the peak of perfection within it In Lord of the Flies the children on the Island came from British prep schools and in the beginning seemed to have been honorable honest and well civilized Robin a British boy also in My Kinsman Major Molineux was on a journey to live with his rich uncle and learn his ways I thought it high time to begin in the world So my mother and sister put me in handsome trim and my father gave me half the
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