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Full From Civilized to Barbaric The Lord of the Flies by William Golding tells about the story of children who were raised in civilized Britain. When their plane crashed, they were the only lucky survivors on an uninhabited island. Ralph, a natural leader, was elected by the group to head them. Jack, a member of the choir group desired Ralph’s position. Simon was a thinker who faced and considered facts but was soon to become a victim of murder. These are some of the main characters who tried to live out their livess when they were on their own in an island. The desires of Ralph and Jack to become the leader of the group often placed them in a competition that proved to be dangerous for all of them. When Jack saw that he could not become the leader of the group, he formed his own group which eventually gained the other children to his group through deceit and harassment. He came to believe that there was indeed a beast in the island and therefore turned his group to barbaric manners of appeasing it. They hunted and killed pigs to offer to the beast. Simon soon found one severed head of a pig killed by Jack’s group, which he imagined to talk to him. The pig revealed that it is the beast but the real beasts are inside them. Furthermore, he found the parachutist who was formerly believed to be the beast. Such revelations made Simon decide to let the others know about the truth but then he was killed by Jack’s group who at the time of Simon’s arrival were performing a ritual dance. They mistakenly thought him to be the beast and so they killed him. Later, Ralph’s counselor, Piggy was also killed by the group and Ralph was hunted down. The savaged group set fire on the place which caught the attention of a passing ship that went to the island to rescue the kids.

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