Novel Lord Of The Flies

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I think that this novel Lord of The Flies could have tons of appropriate themes but this novel has one main theme/moral. I think that the most appropriate theme for this novel should be the dangers in mob mentality. I reason for why I stated that statement is because in on page 160 in chapter 10 that Jack says they must challenge everyone, and further down the page on page 160 it says that Jack and his hunters try to scare Piggy and attack the others and these specific events in the book lead up to the boys to split into two groups and they were now enemies and Jack and his hunters turned savage in page 179 because it says that Jack and Ralph fight again and that Jack told his hunters to tie up samneric because they told Ralph whenever they got close to him. After this everything was just chaotic and everyone was turning savage. These pieces of evidence clearly indicates that the appropriate them for this book is the dangers in mob mentality.

The abstract concept being addressed is that the bigger the group is the bigger you power is and if you are too overpowered then things can start to get out of hand like it did in this novel. Also a more in depth piece of evidence is stated on page 152 Immediately after their first successful hunt, Jack’s hunters chant as a group, showing that they prefer to enact violence as a mob, rather than as individuals. Their chanting shows their cohesion, and their delight over killing becomes ritualistic. This indicates that after their first successful hunt they basically turn savage or think that they are superior in the group and they tried to get people into their group and they would give them meat in exchange.

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