Lord of the Flies Values

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Tiffany Sangphet Mrs. Aaron Honors English I 25 November 2014 The Values of the Island Boys Everyone in the world has personal and social values. Characters in novels are people who have values as well. In Lord of the Flies a group of boys land on an unfamiliar and uncivilized island that has no adult supervision. They meet up with each other and work together. They all want to survive so they all try to create an organized environment.“‘We’ll have rules’ he cried excitedly. ‘Lots of rules! Then when anyone breaks ‘em -’”(Golding 33). This quote substantiates that discipline, organization and respect are social values that are significant to the English boys on the island. This quote displays the importance of discipline to the boys on the island. The boys value discipline a lot. They created rules for everyone to follow, however, if there is anyone who dares refuses to listen, they will be punished. For example, Ralph, the chief, first created the rule where whoever wishes to speak, the will hold the conch shell. “That’s what this shell is called. I’ll give the conch to the next person to speak. He can hold it when he’s speaking” (Golding 33). Despite knowing he is the chief and he made the rule, some boys were about to say something about the rule until Ralph silenced them.“And he won’t be interrupted. Except by me” (Golding 33). He made it clear that this is officially one of the rule which will be followed and he wouldn’t accept no as an answer. Later in the novel the value of discipline grows more. To be specific, Jack became a dictator who acted so cruel to those who don’t follow his rule. Jack and his “tribe” punished anyone who didn’t follow them. For instance, Piggy, Ralph and Samneric went to Jack’s area of the island to retrieve Piggy’s stolen glasses, however, Jack didn’t listen. Also, although Jack didn’t order Rojer, Rojer
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