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In a literary work the setting can have major effect on character It can also play a role as an underlying major conflict of a story In the novel Lord of the Flies the setting being a deserted island in the middle of nowhere takes effect in influencing character behavior and mentality Eventually the setting sets up the environment where survival of the fittest becomes crucial Through the setting author William Golding portrays the characters transformation from good to evil where once civilized human beings turn into savage beasts concerned with their own safety and survival As time passes the need to be selfish becomes increasingly importantIn this story after a terrible plane crash a group of boys no older then twelve end up on a deserted island They start out as innocent boys who came from civilized society Ralph the protagonist of lord of the Flies realizes that there are no adults He becomes the leader of the boys and tries to maintain an order until they are rescued He assigns them to do tasks such as maintaining a fire hunting for food gathering water and making shelter The boys being the kids they were they followed some orders but mostly played all dayGolding shows in this book how everyone is savage to a certain degree The setting in this book enhances the savagery among the boys though not all are at the same level For example Simon is kind hearted gentle fellow who sought to help others on their needs Jack the antagonist is a rude and prudent boy who acts violent to others When he became chief he brutally beats a littlelun for no apparent reason as quoted here Hes going to beat Wilfred what for Robert shook his head doubtfully I dont know He didnt say He got angry and made us tie Wilfred up Hes been- he giggled excitedly- hes been tied for hours waiting- but didnt the chief
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