Lord of the Flies Essay | What Is the Dividing Line between Civilization and Savagery?

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What Is the Dividing Line between Civilization and Savagery?

Summary: William Golding's Lord of the Flies shows how thin the line that separates civilization and savagery can be. While the instinct of turning to savagery is not common in a civilized society, civilized human beings in a society can descend into savagery in a short period of time if he/she is removed from the civlizing forces in that society.
According to the Oxford Fourth Edition Dictionary, civilisation is defined as the advanced state of human development, the improvement from a more primitive stage of human society, or the culture of a people, nation or period regarded as a stage in the development in organised society. According to the Longman International Students Edition Dictionary, civilisation is a society that is well-organised and developed, or the process in which societies become developed and organised. According to my definition, civilisation is the development of writing, agriculture and advancement of technology. It is also the going against of instinct and the ascendance into humanity. It is the moving away from bestial nature and actions based on evaluation by human thought.

Savagery is defined as extremely cruel or violent behaviour in the Longman Dictionary and wild, fierce, cruel, vicious or hostile behaviour or primitive and...

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