Lord of the Fies


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  • Lord of the Flies Conflict: Boys v. Beast/Savagery Rylan Brue
  • As the boys survive longer on the Island, they begin to fear an imaginary beast. This beast that they fear stands for the savagery and sinful nature in all of us. It seems as the boys grow more and more savage, the fear of the beast grows also.
  • The boys, led by Jack, reject the rules that Ralph made and refuse to help with the signal fire. They begin to paint their faces and hunt more and more for pigs.
  • After killing a pig, Jack puts the pigs head on a stick to offer as a sacrifice to the "beast". Simon, one of the older boys, has a vision about the pigs head as the Lord of the Flies. In this vision he is told that the "beast" is not something that can be hunted and killed but it is in each of us.
  • The situation gets worse and worse. Jack gets all the other boys on the Island to join him. Piggy is killed and the conch is shattered. That symbolized the last bit of law and order on the Island being banished. There is only savagery left.
  • Jack becomes determined to kill Ralph. Ralph runs and hides from Jack's hunting party and while he is running on the beach they find a ship there to rescue them. The boys all begin to weep with the reminder of civilization and realization of what they have done.
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