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When children are given the opportunity they would rather envelop themselves in pleasure and play than in the stresses of work The boys show enmity towards building the shelters even though this work is important to engage in trivial activities Af ter one of the shelters collapses while only Simon and Ralph are building it Ralph clamours All day Ive been working with Simon No one else Theyre off bathing or eating or playing 55 Ralph and Simon though only children are more mature a nd adult like and stray to work on the shelters while the other children aimlessly run off and play The other boys avidly choose to play eat etc than to continue to work with Ralph which is very boring and uninteresting The boys act typically of most children their urge being more interested in having fun than working Secondly all the boys leave Ralphs hard-working group to join Jacks group who just want to have fun The day after the death of Simon when Piggy and Ralph are bathing Piggy points beyond the platform and says Thats where theyre gone Jacks party Just for some meat And for hunting and for pretending to be a tribe and putting on war-paint163 Piggy realizes exactly why the boys have gone to Jacks which would be for fun and excitement The need to play and have fun in Jacks group even though the boys risk the tribes brutality and the chance of not being rescued outweighs doing work with Ralphs group which increase their chances of being rescued Young children need to satisfy their amusement by playing games instead of doing work In conclusion children are more interested in playing and having fun than doing unexciting labor When children are without adults to look to for leadership they look for an adult-like person for leadership At the beginning of the novel when the boys first realize they are all alone
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