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The Lord Of The Flies And The Roman Catholic Church

750 words - 3 pages

The talented Mr. William Golding envisioned us with the rise and fall of a society in his novel, The Lord of the Flies. The book tells the story of a group of boys that struggle to survive on their own. The struggles of the Roman Catholic Church during the Reformation is comparable to the boy*s. As people find physical aspects of life more appealing than having morality, the society becomes fragmented, because people are naturally more attracted to instant gratification for themselves then to working hard. In The Lord of the Flies, the separation of the group was sudden.Ralph was the leader of the original society of boys on a deserted island. He wanted the boys to be civilized, organized, united and to keep the fire going in order to get rescued. The beginning of the society flourish as the boys came together to build the first fire, to make their shelter, and to gather for group meetings. But flaws that were present was unstoppable, and it was the human nature of the young boys. The society started to decline as the days went by and many boys wanted to hunt for food or play around instead of working hard to benefit the long run. One day, Jack and his group let the fire go out as they hunted for a pig. As luck may have it, a ship was passing the island, but due to the lack of a signal to know of the stranded boys* presence, there was not a rescue. Jack and Ralph then clash with their own ideal priorities for the group. The result was a separation with more boy*s following Jack because he had promise to fulfill their instant wants. The original stable society that Ralph idealized fragmented, because it became unpopular with the majority. The Roman Catholic Church had a similar situation when it*s system became less favorable to many people.The Roman Catholic Church had been a great part of the people of Europe after the fall of Roman Empire. The church itself was a vast society, that was fairly united and powerful. It was involved in many of Europe*s government, economy, and just everyday life. Although, in the fourteenth and fifteenth century of the early Renaissance, the Roman...

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