consequences for any actions that might be taken then they primal instinct of the boys
begins to take over. Even though the fact of no punishments may be known in the back
Roger knows it is wrong to hit someone with a rock but also knows that there are no
because of his primal instinct to kill. He had an urge to hunt, his instincts were teaching
him learn quickly.
How people take sides and form groups shows how majority rules. The majority
with the trumpet thing.? (Page 24) This quote shows how all of the children are agreeing
on this. Once one mentions it, the rest agree. If there is not anyone brave enough to
with them. ?Who thinks Ralph oughtn?t be chief?? ? ?he looked expectantly at the boys
ranged round, who had frozen.?(Page 140) This particular quote shows that. Everyone
really wanted Jack to be chief but each of them were afraid that no one else felt the same
way. They tend to group together when they make fun of someone or something funny is
the boys were a closed circuit of sympathy with Piggy outside:? (page 23) As long as
what someone has started seems mildly amusing everyone will join in. It takes one
person to start something and after that everyone will join in.
There is a major struggle for power, their desperate attempts for this power brings
them to their primal instinct to hurt others. They wish to control and in the process of
them. Before the primal instincts start to show they listen very well. ?Ralph smiled and
held up the conch for silence? (page 25) All of the children are quite content and listen
power to become the most powerful, he wants everything. ?We?ll raid them and take
fire.? (Page 150) He wants everything that he can possibly get to be the most powerful.
(page 207) Jack uses violence in his struggle for power and eventually achieves his goal.
The rules are eventually enforced because they become afraid of what might happen if
they do not listen.
The behavior that was inherited from early ancestors killing to stay alive is what
message Golding managed to get across. The desperate struggle for power brought in
killing to bring fear among the rest of the children so that he was the leader. As long as
he had all the children afraid to leave him then he had the majority of them because not
one of them was going to get up and risk there life because they did not like him.
Golding is saying that without authority to enforce rules mans primal instincts will begin
to take over.