Assignment: Lord Of The Flies

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Lord of the Flies Writing Assignment “Nothing can be more gentle than [man] is in his primitive state.” –Jean Jacques Rousseau I OPPOSE this this statement. These are my points for my stance: • “I should have thought that a pack of British boys—you’re all British, aren’t you?—would have been able to put up a better show than that—I mean” (234) Reasoning: The British are looked at as very civil people. When the officer arrived and saw the fire and all the chaos he was appalled, especially since these boys were British. And then when he found out that Ralph nor the other boys didn’t know how many remaining boys were in the group, he was displeased. So this particular quote proves that civility is needed in society. And maybe if the civility was upheld, then there wouldn’t have been any murders. • “We’ve got to have rules and obey…show more content…
He was suggesting that the beast was them. That they were slowly becoming savages and they were the fear that they were afraid of. • “Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill the blood!” (174,175) Reasoning: No civil person would repeatedly state this phrase. This definitely represents savagery. It shows how bloodthirsty these boys are and then when they recite this while murdering Simon; it makes it even more gruesome. They’re so consumed in all the blood that they don’t even realize they had killed Simon until it is too late. • “Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart, and the fall through the air of the true, wise friend called Piggy.” (235) Reasoning: This quote that was stated at the end of the book shows the reader and myself that the world of savagery only leads to murder and sorrow. That in fact, humans are not naturally civil. They’re naturally evil and animalistic. And this quote alone could destroy Rousseau’s idea that humans are naturally
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