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The Lord of the Flies by William Golding is tale of a group of young boys who become stranded on a deserted island after their plane crashes Intertwined in this classic novel are many themes most that relate to the inherent evil that exists in all human beings and the malicious nature of mankind In The Lord of the Flies Golding shows the boys gradual transformation from being civilized well-mannered people to savage ritualistic beasts From the time that the boys land on the island both a power struggle and the first signs of the boys evil Piggys mockery occur After blowing the conch and summoning all the boys to come for an assembly an election is held I ought to be chief said Jack with simple arrogance because Im chapter chorister and head boypage 22 This represents the beginning of civilization in all of the kids which is changed later After Ralph is Chief Jack envies his position and constantly struggles for power with Ralph throughout the rest of the novel convincing the rest of the boys to join his tribe rather than to stay with Ralph Also soon after the boys arrive at the island Piggy a weak character is mocked by the other boys After trying to recount all of the liluns names Piggy is told to Shut up Fatty by Jack Ralph remarks by saying Hes not Fatty His real names Piggy All of the boys on the island except for Piggy laugh and make themselves more comfortable at Piggys expense A storm of laughter arose and even the tiniest child joined in For a moment the boys were a closed circuit of sympathy with Piggy outsidepage 21 That quote shows that they are starting to become uncivilized The boys become more comfortable with one another after Piggys mockery and create a bond leaving Piggy on the outside Along with inherent evil man is also capable of being good and
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