Throughout the text there are many ways Golding demonstrates the loss of civilization on the island.
Initially, the boys abandon simple things like bathing regularly, their uniforms, and keeping themselves neat. But there are a couple of key moments that symbolize the loss of civilization on the island.
1. When the hunters kill the sow on the island and have a feast. This hunt is particularly brutal and gruesome. Until this point, the boys hunt because it is like a game, and they are hungry. But once the boys kill the sow, they enjoy the dominance they have over another being, and they thoroughly take pleasure in killing another living thing. When civilization was present on the island, this would not be possible. The hunters would feel too ashamed or responsible to take pleasure out of this event.
2. When the boys cause Simon's death as they "dance." During Jack's feast to celebrate the hunt and his leadership, the boys (including Ralph and Piggy ), begin to dance around the fire and...
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