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Essay Title: Morals: Long Lost And Forgotten Book Title: Lord Of The Flies Author: William Golding

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MORALS: LONG LOST AND FORGOTTENMorals are necessary to mantain order in society, without morals society starts to become chaotic. In Golding's Lord of the Flies, the boys have morals in which they already follow and morals that they create while on the island. At first the boys decide to have a civilized life on the island, then this civilized life soon crumbles causing much chaos and destruction on the island.One of the first morals lost in this book was honesty. The first day on the island, they elected a leader, Ralph, and Ralph assigned each group of boys a job as well as list of a few new morals. Giving a job for each group makes the island more civilized, and will keep the boys in ...view middle of the document...

This is the part of the book when the moral of "Thou shall not Steal" is lost. Many people follow the morals of the ten commandments, and since Simon is a Christ-like figure in this novel, I associated the ten commandments into this book Jack's hunters then go over to Ralph and Piggy and they steal the fire-wood as well as Piggy's glasses. Now Piggy can't see, and Ralph's group doesn't have the ability to ignite a fire. The hunter's would never think twice about stealing Piggy's glasses when they first came onto the island. But now as time has progressed with no civilized life they start to lose these set morals.Another important moral lost is the moral of "Thou Shall not Kill." Again associating the novel with the biblical morals of the ten commandments. The boys on the island are now living a chaotic life. Most of the boys don't follow any of the morals they had set on the first day of the island. Nobody has second-thoughts about anything, they just do what their mind tell them to do. Simon notices that the "beastie" that everyone on the island has been so terrified with isn't really a beast. It is just a dead...

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