To Have Rules and Agree or to Hunt and Kill?

Lord of the Flies

Ralf wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart, and the fall through the air of a true, wise friend called Piggy.

When I started reading “Lord of the Flies”, I thought I have started a teenage book. Another stereotype like “the Explorer” and thousands of other books like that: A plane carrying children crashes on an island, and they try to survive. However, along with some dreadful things that happens, the story is no longer a stereotype and asks whether violence has established in human nature? William Golding, the Nobel Literature winner who has witnessed violence with his own eyes in World War II, in Lord of the Flies shows that the line between barbarism and civilization is the law and without it, the terrifying violence of humans emerges. This ability is imbibed in human nature and there is no escape from it. The violence that kills reason and knowledge and along with the death of reason, civilization would be destroyed.

Although you may not accept the assumption, the story deeply moves you, like Piggy in the story, ask yourself, “Which is better? to have rules and agree, or to hunt and kill?” 

And if the first one is better, then why is there still violence in this world?

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