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Lord of the Flies: Movement Toward Savagery

Summary: As the plot of "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding develops, the boys became less and less connected to civilization, turning inward and regress toward man's natural inclination toward savage behavior. This is most easily seen in their hunting expeditions.
"This was a savage whose image refused to blend with that ancient picture of a boy in shorts and shirt" (Golding, 169). This quote is from the novel Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding; Golding said that the boys looked and acted like savages and were no longer the tidy boys they once were. Lord of the Flies is about a group of English boys, ages 6 to 12, whose plane was shot down while transporting them to safety during an atomic war. The children were left on an unpopulated island where they had to use the natural resources provided for them and their own skills to survive. Within a short time, the rule of reason is overthrown and the survivors regress to savagery, which can be easily seen throughout their hunts.

The first hunt on the island is an example of how the...

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