Title: Lord Of The Flies Brief Description: How Civilized Boys Become Wild When Isolated From Society.

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British boys found on islandA pack of young boys were stranded on an island and managed to survive without the laws of our civilization, loosing the will of human emotion. Jack, the leader of the most savage-willed group of all, changed from the conformities of a twelve year old British schoolboy, and became an almost barbaric hunter. His seclusion from a well brought up society slowly smoldered out all that he had learned from this way of life, and turned him into primitive menace. The added mix of his fiery personality and the encouragement of the other boys only fed that hunger. Jack was forced to bear the pressures of a leader and failed to fall back on the way of life he previously was a part of.Jack had always been the main hunter throughout this survival, pushing others to follow him. When the boys first arrived on the island they encountered a trapped pig, and our hunter, of course, was the first one on scene. At this point they were all still fresh in the life of uncivilization, and modern rules played a role in the choice he made at the chance he had to end this animal's life."The three boys rushed forward and Jack drew his knife again with a flourish. He raised his arm in the air. There came a pause, a hiatus, the pig continued to scream and the creepers to jerk, and the blade continued to flash at the end of a bony arm. The pause was only long enough for them to understand the enormity the downward stroke would be. Then the piglet tore loose from the creepers and scurried into the undergrowth." p.29The thought of killing this helpless little piglet scared Jack, he was actually unsure about killing an animal that was defenseless. As it says, the pause he took was just enough time for him to realize the enormity of ending another life. The pull of humanity held his arm back, telling him that what he was going to do was serious, and causing him to think twice. Being in the position of taking another's life is no place for a twelve year old boy, even if he is only fighting to survive. If Jack would have thought this way throughout the whole survival there would have been problems getting food, but the boys would still be sensible in the values they had learned in their lifetime. It is this virtue he lost that later made killing easy for him. This pause is the last time civilization is plainly shown through his actions.The language in this...

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