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Summary: Lord Of The Flies Character Symbolism
There are two competing instincts that exist within all human being. The instinct to live by rules, act peacefully, follow moral commands is called civility. The instinct to satisfy one's immediate desires, act violently to obtain dominant over others, and enforce one's will on the other is called atavism. The book Lord Of The Flies is a great example of the two competing instincts in humans. A group of British boys were deserted on an island. Without adults on the islands the boys learned to take control. Changes take place, as they are isolated from society. The instinct of civility has been fading away as the instinct of savagery arises. Certain characteristics of each character make them unique. Our Leadership and atavistic behaviors are represented through Ralph, a twelve-year-old boy with blond hair. Jack the symbol of atavism and irrational thinking, is a twelve-year-old boy with red...

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