Persuasive Essay Questions For Lord Of The Flies

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The rock struck Piggy a glancing blow from chin to knee; the conch exploded into a thousand white fragments and ceased to exist. Piggy, says nothing, with no time for even a grunt, traveled through the air sideways from the rock, turning over as he went. Many mistakes were made when Ralph, Piggy, Jack, and the rest of the boys were stranded on the island, Piggy’s death is one of those mistakes. The boys allowed many things to go wrong while they were stranded on that island. For example, they didn’t have a well thought out system for the leadership roles on the island. Also, these schoolboys allowed themselves to become savages. For instance, immediately after the boys are together for the first time on the island, they try to make…show more content…
This perfectly describes the situation on the island. It also accurately describes the death of Piggy. His death was chaotic, violent and no one was really sure of what had happened until it was too late. Out of all the boys Jack became the most savage and blood crazy of them all. He became absolutely obsessed with hunting and killing pigs. At first it really was just to feed all of the boys, but more towards the end of the story it was for the please of killing the pig to feel powerful and pure primeval. Allowing Jack to become this kind of monster was another mistake that the boys made. Because once he changed other boys started to follow until it was just Ralph and Piggy by themselves and all other boys were in Jack’s tribe. Of course then Piggy was killed. This was another mistake because of many things; first of all, Piggy was a voice of reason for all of the boys on the island, even if they never really listened to him. He was very smart and resourceful. Without him the boys just became more uncivilized and ended up setting the whole island on fire to try and kill Ralph. It is also important to realize that you don’t just kill people because you feel like it, because in a civilized culture there are consequences for those types of

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