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A modern classic is just a book that has stood the test of time and feels as fresh today as it did when it was writtenLord of the Fliesis a classic because its a timeless parable abouthuman nature given a beautiful unspoiled environment people still want leaders form hierarchies and fight reasons to fight each other What makes it shocking is that its a book about children who are generally portrayed as innocent and well-meaning in literature Golding felt that kids are no different to adults because human nature is universalThe human will has two desires that conflict with each other to live by civilization and to live by savagery To be civilized we live peacefully morally and with rules and laws To be savage we act violently oppressing others in order to gain power over them How do civilization and savagery compare and contrast and what does Lord of the Flies tell us of human nature Golding implies that civilization and savagery are opposite forms of basic government structure and uses Ralph to show the method of Civilization and Jack to show the method of savagery They run parallel to one another in certain aspects In the novel Civilization and Savagery are represented through the novels major symbols for civilization it was the conch shell which is a powerful representation of democratic order on the island Ralphs leadership -determined by election- and the power of the assembly among the boys Over time the conch loses its importance among the boys and Jack declares it an oppressive symbol of authority and order and begins the decline into savagery among the boys We are all ready to be savage in some cause The difference between a good man and a bad one is the choice of the cause William JamesThe symbol of savagery is The Lord of the Flies which is an offering to the mythical beast on the island is increasingly invested with significance as
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