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In the Wiliam Golding novel Lord of the Flies children are stranded on an island with the possibility of not getting off There is no adult supervision no laws no form of authority what so ever When reading this novel some questions come to mind about society Questions such as what compels us to behave properly in our society Is it a fear of the law How can we behave in such orderly fashion most of the time and yet be capable of terrible destruction These are some questions this essay will try to answer A question that may stump some people is what compels us to behave properly in society The reason may be the want or for some the need to fit in and be accepted in society and not to be judged People know what is accepted and what is not in society It may be a fear of the law because people know what the consequences for their actions will be therefore they stay within the confines of the law People such as Jack from Lord of the Flies would be seen as an outcast of society I thought I might kill p55 This quote decribes Jacks character and personality If someone in our society said that people would consider him crazy and not normal Not all people are civilized and respectable in our society all the time Sometimes when people act they dont think first which is probably why they are capable of such destruction They dont think about the repercussions of their actions before they act Such was the problem in chapter nine A View to a Death in Lord of the Flies The boys think that Simon is the beast so they kill him not knowing who it is Jack shouts Kill the beast Cut his throat Spill his blood P167 By Jack saying this you know he is not thinking about the outcome of his actions Another
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