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Savagery in Lord of the Flies

Summary: As the boys spend more time away from civilization, their inner darkness and savagery develops. Golding's use of character, image, and conflict show the growth of savagery and vileness within a man's heart.
Savagery, the hideous vileness within man's heart, is explored by many authors of modern literature. William Golding expresses his thoughts on the darkness and savagery of man in his novel Lord of the Flies. He talks about a group of British boys struggling to survive on an island without civilization. Through the character development of Jack, Golding shows how one transforms from an innocent child into a savage. He uses imagery to illustrate the savages these boys are becoming. He also uses both conflicts to show their barbaric behaviours and how the savagery develops and spreads. This novel shows that lack of rules and restraints of civilization will cause man to become savage.

Jack's character development is essential in the novel, showing how man becomes savage without rules and civilization. In chapter four of the novel, Jack changes his physical appearance by painting his...

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