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The Importance of Responsibility in the Novels, Lord of the Flies and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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Responsibility In todays society human beings must learn to take care of something or someoneand that is a responsibility that they must uphold In both the Lord of the Flies and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn the responsibility of the boys is to manage by themselves without any adults to take care of them The events in William Goldings book Lord of the Flies can be easily compared to those of Mark Twains book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn because the main characters both have major responsibilities There are two responsibilities that the characters came in contact with taking care of peopleincluding themselves and being responsible enough to do the right thing Thus responsibility helps individuals to evolve and mature Taking care of yourself as well as others is an enormous responsibility In both books the main characters must take care of themselves because they do not know who they can trust The boys in the Lord of the Flies basically have to live their own lives for they are on an island with no one to run to except themselves or some of the other boys that they trust Although the ones they trust are already fending for themselves The characters all go through changes as they adjust to their new world and become different people because of it In example to this Jack seems like a strong willed character at the start of the book but the other boys never would have imagined he would turn into a cold blooded killer Therefore they must learn to take care of themselves for they can not depend on Jack or any of the older boys to be there for each and every one of them It is proven that each boy has this responsibility in the following quote Merridew turned to Ralph Arent there any grown-ups No Merridew sat down on a trunk and looked round the circle Then
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