Lord of the Flies Response

Ben Sherry Civilization 9/10/96

There were a lot of underlying reasons to why the boys\' civilization failed in
the book The Lord of The Flies. They had many problems with each other because
the group was split up among friends. One group would go out and do one thing,
while the other group would do another. This led to many more problems, such as
deciding and agreeing on a leader, who would do what jobs, and most importantly,
which of the boys would become the leader of the crew. Futhermore, the boys all
seem to dislike Jack and Roger. This will make it extremely hard for either of
them to stop singing. Like my father. So, that eliminates them from the picture.
Simon and Rex don\'t seem to be helping much, and

When all the boys met each other on the island, they all had their own separate
friends. The choir boys stuck together, the littluns stuck together, Sam and
Eric stuck together, and Piggy and Ralph stayed close by each other. Unless
everyone can work together as a team, everyone will begin fighting. This is
exactly what happened. When they decided on a leader (Ralph) Jack hated it. He
wanted to be leader and thought he was the best for the job. Already he had
started to rebel. He wouldn\'t do what Ralph said, and tried to get everyone to
disobey him. If the boys do not work together on anything, it\'s never going to
work. While Jack and others were rebelling, Ralph was trying his best to keep
the island together.

One example of how not working together hurt their the civilization severely was,
when they were building the shelters. Everyone was supposed to help, but only
two people (Ralph and Simon) could honestly say they helped build all the houses.
The first house looked great with everyone helping to make it. The second
house looked okay but some people forgot about their jobs and wandered off. But
the third house was no more than a horrible shack considering only two people
worked on it. These were the kind of things that killed the boys\' civilization.
Later on in the novel, Jack put his rebellion into full force. He got everyone
except Simon, Ralph, and Piggy to join his group which lived elsewhere on the
island. By the end, Jack\'s gang had turned savage, and Ralph was the only one
left to defend against them. Luckily he didn\'t die, but he came pretty close to
it.

Working together benefits everyone; working separately accomplishes little. If
the boys had been able to agree on a leader and establish order, their
civilization would have prospered. This however was not the case, and their
civilization failed. Lack od discipline can mean a lot to a bunch of young boys
starting a civilization. Iknow I woul;d have plenty of trooble doing it

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