Children Lord Of The Flies Quote Analysis

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Fighting Amongst Children As stated by the narrator in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies “Roger’s arm was conditioned by a civilization that knew nothing of him and was in ruins” (Golding 62). The quote describes the impact that civilization has on the youth, telling the boys what is right and what is wrong. The context is that a shady boy, Roger, is lobbing stones at younger kids, but with an intent to miss. Even when rules are not present, it had been imprinted on the child’s mind that anything with mal-intent is bad, but it shows that he is begging to question the bounds of the society he had once known, when rules are taken away, people start to pursue the path of chaos. However, many people have wondered what would happen if civilization…show more content…
A form of democracy has always been a sign of evolution, it shows that people are striving for some variant of order to control what goes on around them, and it assists them in establishing rules to live by. With all this said, democracy can also display the polar opposite, citizens can have separate viewpoints leading to different priorities and ideas. With this said, it is difficult to imagine anyone less scatterbrained and any group that needs more attention then children, always bickering about whatever they want. An example from the book comes from Piggy when he says “You and your blood Jack Merridew! You and your hunting! We might’ve gone home- “(Golding 93). This quote is about how Jack goes off on his own, knowingly going against the rules for his short-term goal of hunting, and due to his actions, the group paid the ultimate price and missed their chance to be rescued. Due to the childish actions of the boy’s, and the inability to work with one another, it is impossible for them to establish a functional form of democracy. Rebellious kids are not only in works of fiction, they occur every day in modern society, according to Abby Ohlheiser’s article “Woman called ‘Mom of the Year’ After Beating a Young Man out of Baltimore Riots” posted in the Washington Post, she states that “I wish I had more parent’s take charge of their kids tonight”(n.pag.), this statement shows…show more content…
With minor issues its always simple to reach a conclusion of who got the better of the deal, such as who gets the dollar, but what about conflicts such as war, where it is almost impossible to find a side that won by a landslide. For instance, according to Kevin Connolly’s article “Indecisive End to Gaza Conflict” posted by BBC News, he states that “Establishing who won-if anyone-is much more difficult”(n.pag). The article goes on to explain more about the situation in the Middle East, but the point of interest is the wake it left behind. On one side of the coin, the citizens of the strip can go about living their normal lives for now, but lurking around the other side, their military suffered devastating almost uncopiable losses leaving them susceptible to anyone with an appetite for conquest. Additionally, the deaths of anyone is signifigent, it is impossible to reach a fulfilling conclusion when death hangs in the air. Even in the book, there are numerous conflicts that don’t have definite winners, for example, look at both Piggy and Simon, both suffered a brutal end, but some people believed they emerged better than the rest as they still had their innocence intact. The main conflict between Ralph and Jack does not even reach a definite winner as evidenced by the dialogue between the naval officer and Ralph “Who’s
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