William Golding's Illustration of Man in the Lord of the Flies
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After the Russian occupation in Afghanistan, there was some order and a

group resembling a government. As time went on, the country slowly broke

apart internally. Many tribes and terrorist organizations began to take

control of regions and any sort of true government was lost. The Taliban

took control mostly because there was nobody else ruling the country. But,

even with their absurd rules and punishments, they were unable to keep

control and order in the region. Terrorist cells began to call Afghanistan

home in many remote areas of the country, as well as warlords who controlled

regions of the country out of fear of many bad things they were capable of

doing. Just as the country of Afghanistan became disorganized and completely

uncivilized with a lack of proper leadership, all of the boys in Lord of the

Flies become uncivilized in some way. The boys, much like the people in

Afghanistan, lost their sense of civilization when rules and an

authoritative governing body was not in place. In the novel, Lord of the

Flies, William Golding illustrates that when man is away from society he

As the Plot of Lord of The Flies progresses, Golding shows us how humans

will become uncivilized when they become separated from organized society

through the novel's unfolding plot. The boys start off in a very civilized

state, but the events of their stay on the island wears on them, and they

gradually become savage. On the boy's first journey into the woods to

explore the island, they stumble upon a pig on the way back. Jack is unable

to kill this pig due to the gore and his unwillingness to partake in such a

violent action. But, he loses his sense of humanity and civilized ways and

forgets his old fear and rejection of violence. Jack becomes obsessed with

the hunt and the killing of pigs. Later in the novel, Jack takes part in a

brutal murder of a mother ...

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