Lord of the Flies and Columbine High School Shooting
On April 20, 1990 a horrible tragedy occurred, the Columbine High School Massacre. It was one of the most horrible school shootings in the United States. When Eric Harris and Dylan Klebod killed students at their high school, it was similar to Lord of the Flies where children were stranded on an island by themselves with no adults, and they gradually started to become more violent ending up trying to kill each other. What drove these boys to do such horrible things? How is it possible to kill people especially when you are in elementary school or high school?
In Lord of the Flies a plane crashes carrying boys. The survivors all gather at the beach by a conch blown by Ralph a fair and athletic boy. You see Jack and his choir all in uniform and survivors from the plane at the beach sitting around Ralph. They vote Ralph as leader oppose of Jack. Ralph uses the conch to call meetings and everyone shows up and listens to Ralph’s orders, but just for a short time. They start to do whatever they want. The children love the conch, it is like their idol. But things start to get out of hand. Jack starts to disobey Ralph’s orders and do whatever he wants. He starts to hunt and loves the idea of killing something. His desire grows and grows. He starts to get followers and makes a group of his own. Ralph is left alone with few boys, Piggy and Simon. Piggy is different from the others; he has asthma, glasses, fat, and very smart. Simon is also different, he represents religion. Jack and his tribe began to do whatever they want. They soon became like savages. They all began to paint their faces, bother the others, and hunt. When they killed a pig they did a savage like celebration, especially Roger. Roger loves violence; it amuses him to watch other people in pain or suffer. Roger is crueler than Jack. During one of their celebrations they mistaken Simon as the beast and brutally killed him. Ralph and Piggy had enough...
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