Outline Of Flies

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Trenches full of rotting bodies. Deadly shells falling from the burning sky. Savage screams of young men, drowning in blood and dirt. All these are aspects of war, of the First World War, and many wars yet to come. Dalton Trumbo's anti-war novel, Johnny Got His Gun, ideally captures the horrors of war, and its effects on individual soldiers, their fate, their mentality, and their families. The author introduces the reader to Joe Bonham, a young American soldier tragically wounded on the last day of World War One. Throughout the story, the author leads the reader through the emotions, thoughts, and reflections of the protagonist, and also to the honesty and detail with which the story is written, the reader is able to fully experience the impact and the tragedy of war. But with tragedies of war also brings upon the suppression of war, and with the novel Lord of the Flies, William Golding shows how our society suppresses the evil that is presented in all of us. Throughout this adventure Jack changes from a well mannered choir boy, who was scared to kill a pig, to a savage hunter who leads his band of hunters to kill everything in site. Jack was a load and strict choir leader and always seemed as if he would do anything to be leader, while Ralph was not severe or even very load, but he always wanted what was best for the group. Ralph uses the conch as a symbol of order and it is opposite to the pigs head (the lord of the flies) which attributes to the killing and sheer brutality of the hunters. Jack is the perfect example of a boy whose dark side took over when he was no longer bound down to a civil
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