Lord of the Flies: Girls Instead of Guys

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In William Golding’s novel, "Lord of the Flies," a pack of British boys are stranded on a deserted island in the middle of nowhere after a plane crash. The novel creates a dynamic story of power struggles. Struggles between good versus evil, wrong versus right, society versus savagery. In my paper, I would like to address what it might be like if the boys were replaced by a group of girls. Would they behave the same way boys did in the novel? Although many people do not feel girls could be as evil, I believe that the girls would act in the fashion as the boys. Perhaps it may have taken longer for the struggles to begin, but ultimately, all humans being life with the same emotional components at birth.

It is commonly agreed upon that girls are among the most innocent things on this earth. They are delicate and sweet. They grow up to become loving mothers and wives. Girls were expected to be raised to become domestic, and to have worries that consisted solely of what dresses to wear, or what to make for dinner. Up until recent times, women were not even allowed to join the police or other armed forces. Women were thought to not be adequate fighters or have enough aggression. And if a woman did, then that was not at all proper. Certainly, a girl could not have acted the way the boys in the book did.

However, I feel that human behavior is only consistent with the society it can be observed in. If there are no societal constraints, all havoc will break lose. It is commonly thought that humans are selfish and will seek their own gains before considering the gains of others. This thought can be applicable to Lord of the Flies, and gives reason to why the children would let selfishness get the better of them. This is universally true, the Bible even has greed and avarice as a deadly sin. This indicates that females could have acted just as the boys did, considering the circumstances and surroundings.

To some extent, in every human being there are evil...
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