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In Lord of the Flies by William Golding there are many themes that are presented The story takes place on an island that is said to be shaped like a boat One theme that is included in the story is that the fear of the unknown can eventually cuase a stage of hysteria in people Though many themes there is the basic theme also Society holds everyone together and without it the basics of right and wrong are lost A plane crashes carrying a boys choir after being shot down and it starts the mans destruction on the island Everyone survives and rules are set down and Ralph is to be chief Several rules are made up and expected to be followed One such rule is making a signal fire The first attempt in starting a fire ended with burning half of the forestArguments soon arise between Ralph and Jack Jack feels that hunting is the most important issue and Ralph feels that the signal fire is the most important When a ship is spotted in the distance Ralph detects that the signal fire was not lit He mentions that the rules are not being followed and that work is not getting done The other children start worrying about something else They call it the Beast and they believe it as being some kind of animal living with them on the island During an assembly Jack tries to convince everyone that Ralph is not a good chief He also starts to become more savage and overpowering Everyone starts splitting up into two sections those that follow Ralph and those that follow Jack Ralph starts seeing their actions turning almost barbaric An assembly is called and Jack insists on hunting the Beast Jack also tries to get the children to turn against Ralph but is unsuccessfulWhen the boys decide to move the signal fire Ralph sees that many of the older boys do go with Jack
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