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The Lord of the FliesThe Lord of the Flies is a picture of our society todayDiscuss the statement and show the way the statement applies The Lord of the Flies is about a mini-society of boysformed by chance Their isolation from adults forced reality upon them and so they had to think forthemselves and work together As a commentary of todays society it does well toexplain some of todays issues like violence laws pride greed fear religiouspower and the conflict between living in a civilised society or savagery It is all about the choice the boys made when life becamereal In the beginning their lives were controlled and protected by their parents teachersand police officers Jack cannot kill the pig even though he can eat meat becauseof the enormity of the knife descending and cutting into living fleshp 41 Roger cannot hit the boys with the stones even though he could if he wanted to becausehe has been conditioned by the society he used to live in This is the type of societythe children live in Everything is a game until the beast The beast signals the endof the games and start of reality Lives are at stake in perspective of the boys and survivalmust occur in any form Our society is much like this as todays societyis also about survival and what choices we make to survive The mini-society started off peaceful The purpose wasto set a signal fire and live off fruit until help came The conflict came when the fire and huntingcould not be committed to at the same time As the fire was a 24 hour task and huntingneeded the whole party the party started to take sides Ralphs fire wouldbe the sensible thing to do to get rescued however hunting would lift the standard of livingfor all the boys and would also be a luxury recreational event The fire was hard workand immediate results were none even though long-term
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