Civilization or civilization vs savagery. In the

Civilization vs Savagery in Lord Of The Flies Willam’s Golding’s Lord of the flies can be different themes to different people. People think it is good vs evil, sensibility vs impulsiveness, or civilization vs savagery. In the story, there are two groups disagreeing with each other throughout the whole story and there is a representation of civilization vs savagery. For Lord of The Flies: Civilization is shown good and the savagery is normally the opposite which is evil. Civilization is people who under authority, they act fair and they have to be peaceful to others. The opposite savagery is basically the opposite of having no authority and to live and act violently as well to gain power or others for their benefit. Living by the rules and authority does not always produce peace and acting violent does not make you a savage as some are jokes. The boys have to make the major decision of following the rules or no rules. This shows the change of behavior as civilized boys to violent and wild as shown from the main characters: Ralph and Jack and the boys’ lost innocence.’When the main characters Ralph and Piggy first arrived on the island, they noticed that there have other boys and decided to make an agreement to team up with them and try to escape the island. He decides to gather them by blowing a conch that they find. Once they came together, some of the boys think they need adult supervision so they asked, “Aren’t there any adults?” (Goulding 20). As they are looking around and sees no adults, that is when they decide a leader as they speak about, “Vote for a chief!”(Goulding 22). This is displaying that the boys could survive by believing in leadership.  As they chose Ralph, they decided to so use the conch as an important role to gather people and to allow its holder to talk. The conch is an example of order among the characters. As the boys’ good behavior change, so the conch’s power. All of this fade all over the story until the very end of all the boy’s transformation, even Ralph, the change is what Goulding wanted to show when people are left with problems they can not face for themselves he implies, they will automatically revert to savagery cruelty and barbarism. This shows the decision the boys get and they decide to live wild and violent in the end.The leaders of the two groups Ralph and Jack are the examples as one is civilized and the other is savage.  Ralph is the protagonist and the “representative of civilization”(Goulding 206). The conflict happened when both wanted to become chief. This shows his jealousy as he wants to be the leader and that a man like him would want his own power after getting jealous. Ralph is a very big influence on the younger boys as he is very caring and protective. Examples include building the fire and huts.To the kids: Ralph, Simon, and Piggy were a sign of security. The sign of security was not enough anymore after the violent side was established.Throughout the story, Ralph was symbolizing order until he is the only one disagreeing to be on the savage side.Jack is the opposite of Ralph. Jack is the antagonist and he symbolizes savagery as he is behavior had been violent and stayed the same.  Jack desires to have all the power over all the boys but is taken away that power as Ralph is chief.His violent side begins when he starts hunting pigs as there is the only and easiest food source on the island. He also uses the idea of the “beast”. The idea of an actual beast scares the boys. The more savage Jack becomes, the more he influences the boys to become like him. Some symbols that represent Jack are the “Lord Of The Flies” that “become” the physical boldness of the beast, a symbol of the power of evil. This shows the evil that hid in Jack but it also hides in mankind. The beast is the one thing that frightens all the boys and is the main reason Jack gains power over the boysWhen the characters first arriving on the island, they never think of going to act violent and wild.They did not know really how to survive or do anything without the help of adult supervision so they create their own rules. The rules the boys agreed to not to follow or enforce for very long is because of the conditions they boys are in a place where there is complete freedom. And with no adults on the island, the boys could do whatever they want and not get told on. This act of freedom although it is nice, it is also very dangerous because the longer they are in, the faster they good behavior fades and eventually it transforms into violence. The influence of the beast and Jack, all the boys slowly get persuade in killing and getting wild. The boys are so interested that they chant “Kill the beast! Cut his throat!Spill his blood!”(Golding 152) . They even started pretending to be the pig and killing them as well.”It was dark. There was that – that bloody dance. There was lightning and thunder and rain. We were scared!” (Golding 156) shows the boys do not consider what is bad as it is a game. The savagery is the evil inside them and all they do is a way to get it out in the best way possible in their opinion. Even the evil got inside the children and that is why he cries at the end of the story as the soldier reaches on the island.Throughout Lord of The Flies, civilization represents good, while savagery represents evil. However, the book, the theme also displays the evil that man has inside if given the opportunity to produce it. The Lord Of The flies boys had to decide  

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