Lord of the Flies by William Golding

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What is a good strategy for writing an essay based on the idea that the society on the island, in Lord of the Flies, exhibits the theme of violence? Use textual evidence. 

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Initially, the boys are relatively organized (thanks to Ralph, Piggy, and the conch) and peaceful. Over time, Jack's morbid interest in hunting increases. More and more boys are lured to his more barbaric camp and Ralph is left with fewer and fewer followers in his own camp. 

The first instances of violence occur with the hunting party. In Chapter 4, Jack and his hunters return after having killed a pig. They are chanting "Kill the pig. Cut her throat. Spill her blood." Supposedly, they kill the pig for meat, for sustenance. However, their fascination with blood and the excitement of the kill suggests that the savage nature of the...

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