What are some examples of chaos in Lord of the Flies by William Golding?
The boys, under the leadership of Ralph and his advisor, Piggy, initially attempt to create an ordered and cohesive society on the island. Ralph is elected leader, to the dismay of Jack, and the conch becomes the symbol of each boy's commitment to the larger community of the boys as a whole.
The fragile institution they build, however, which is dedicated to deferring immediate gratification in order to keep tending the burning fire—their sign of hope for a better future through rescue—is too weak to stay standing long. Almost as soon as the disgruntled Jack starts to rebel against it and persuades others to join him, it comes crashing down.
Jack unleashes his id, his atavistic impulses, as he dons a mask that symbolizes that he is releasing his repressed, savage self:
Beside the pool his sinewy body held up a mask that drew their eyes and appalled them. He began to dance and his laughter became a bloodthirsty snarling.
The boys who watch him are appalled, but all find that the savagery...
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