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The Revolt of Human Nature Human nature can find its way through people as young as school age In The Lord Of the Flies by William Golding a group of school age boys are stranded on an island and have to fend for themselves After time each child shows his feelings in very severe ways Ralph Jack and Piggy all have very different characteristics and ideas and try to express them constantly Some although take much more extreme actions to prove their point Ralph shows early that he is a leader and takes on this priority through much of the book After awhile human nature comes into play He shows his leadership in the opening scene when he blows the conch to summon other boys on the island AHe Ralph laid the conch against his lips took a deep breath and blew once more Pg 17 With this he intended to make contact with other boys on the island and this he accomplished After everyone was acquainted Ralph made rules and the children voted him as leader Jack was Ralphs rival he wanted more power Ralph gave him the job of fire and hunting After awhile Jack got out of hand and killed Piggy and acted as though it was an accident After Piggys death Ralph is left alone to fend for himself In trying to save himself he begins to turn savage too Ralphs reasons for becoming barbarous were different than Jack and the hunters but there is really no difference In life if a group becomes heathenish they are likely to become equal to them for fear of being outcast If your circle of friends turns on you then you are also prone to take measures to protect yourself This is a perfect example of human nature Ralph was outlawed by Jack as the story moved on Jack was the leader of the choir before Ralph summoned them and then was
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