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In Websters American Dictionary Hostility is defined as Deep Seated or Mutual Hatred Do any of the characters in William Goldings highly divisive book Lord of the Flies display true and utter hostility towards one another My opinion would be no Hostility is a mutual hatred and according to me no one on this island displays any symptom of hatred hatred being defined as an intense animosity The way I see it the thirty or so boys on this little island display a certain sense of covetousness inferiority inadequacy and possibly a sense of insecurity When Jack hesitates in stabbing the piglet and blames it on his uncertainty in the best location for the stab he displays a true sense of insecurity in his tough exterior it shows that inside Jack has the ability to be a nice caring individual but he feels the need to display a tough exterior to be respected and venerated We see the same insecurity in Simon he has a lot of remarkable and appealing ideas but because he does not have the capacity to be tough he feels he can in no way be acclaimed and esteemed as much as Ralph and Jack And then there is the curious case of Piggy the would-be intelligence behind Ralphs proceedings and remarks to the group Piggy is a very egotistical individual mainly because of his circumstance at home his auntie spoils him because of his asthma he feels he is the smartest in the group which he may very well be but he goes about displaying it the wrong way his remarks are misplaced and are often rewarded with blows and verbal degradation from anyone and almost everyone around Then there is Jacks crew I am not sure what to make of them I believe however that they same as Jack feel they need to display a tough exterior to be respected and all I can comment on
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