Loss Of Innocence - Lord Of The Flies

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Loss of Innocence: Lord of the Flies Sustaining a civilized society within humans who are eager for survival, will eventually expose their loss of innocence. Some characters begin to demonstrate savagery and their lack of maintaining civilized order. It is perceived that when humans are determined to persevere, their innate human nature will always over power. As indicated in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, it is indisputable that when humans encounter unpleasant circumstances, they begin to lose the innocence they anticipated on always maintaining. Savagery inside each boy is firmly made evident, demonstrating the humanity within them. The boys begin to reveal their inner evil by acting in preposterous ways they would have never acted like under any circumstance prior. First, savagery is illustrated when the boys all begin chanting, “Kill the pig! Cut his throat! Kill the pig! Bash him in!” (Golding 125). The excitement the boys show by chanting such words show their opinion on killing and how it has altered drastically. They are flaunting the great sensation they feel regarding killing, whereas the boys felt differently about this prior to the plane crash. Continuing, the unintentional murder of Simon demonstrates the boys’ chaotic and careless behaviours. Each boy played a role in the murder of Simon. They were all very eager to kill the “beast” and were chanting, “Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood! Do him in!” (168). By becoming so carried away and building up such desire to kill, the boys mistake Simon for the beast and murder him instantly. Finally, the boys’ savagery is also portrayed in the murder of Piggy. Nobody was allowing Piggy the opportunity to speak his mind, disregarding any of his opinions. Piggy had exclaimed to everyone, “Which is better – to have rules and agree, or hunt and kill?” (200). As Piggy is attempting to make
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