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Lord of the Flies and The Toys of Peace – internal conflict between civilization/savagery

An individual who loses relation with civilization often declines from its firm principles. Mankind’s inclination to regress to savagery is based on the deep-rooted evilness that resides within a person’s nature. The stories Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, and “The Toys of Peace,” by Saki capture this internal conflict between civilization and savagery … Read more

Lord of the Flies

Most human beings tend to always hunt for power, and once they gain power, one wants more. The idea of power struggle is very relevant in this novel. Golding uses Ralph and Jack to show power struggle many times throughout the novel. Ralph and Jack have different opinions between what is good, what is evil, … Read more

The Cruelty Within Us

October 25, 2017 Period 6 The Cruelty Within Us Civilization has shaped the way people act, but when those ties to civilization are broken people have the potential to spiral downwards into violence and cruelty. In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, a group of young boys who have been stranded on an island succumb … Read more