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Evil is in everything it is you that has to take control of itrather than let evil take control over you When a group of young boysfound themselves trapped on an isolated island after a plane crash theyare forced to face the evils that are present in the world today TheIsland is a microcosm of modern society and the difficulties the boysface such as greed power craving and over all domination are thetroubles faced in everyday life Although every person is an individualthey all abide by the same laws and societal standards as their peersWe all live under a government and we trust that government to makelaws and we agree to follow them and although we may not agree with allof them we cannot pick and choose which laws to follow The novel TheLord of the Flies explores what mere children do when faced with a lackof structure and supervision Power shifts back and forth in the bookjust as it would with political parties with Jack and Ralph competingfor control of the boys for control of the island Although the bookwas written in a different time the core of man has not changed and thevalues and morals held in this book remain the same in todays society In the book Lord of the Flies Ralph and Jack represent the leadersof our society where they control their citizens the Litluns and theland Ralph is an embodiment of democracy and is willing to be a leaderHe knows that its important for each of the boys to be able to speaktheir mind He represents a democratic leader of a developed countrysuch as Canada where the government listens to its citizens Ralphlistens to his citizens- the Litluns before taking a decision Jack isthe reverse of Ralph he admires hunting and taking control overeveryone he does not care what happens to the citizens and hissurroundings Jack wants to take control over the land without anyonetaking control over him He
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