Survival of the Fittest

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Survival of the Fittest

To eat or to be eaten. Survival, everyone needs to survive when you are away from civilization. To survive longer there are factors like being handsome, tall, physically fit and smart. You need food and fresh water in order to survive in the book "Lord of the Flies by William Golding." You also need to build a fire to stay warm and to ward off predators. In this book they all come together when Ralph blew the conch. Survival is an important theme in Lord of the Flies by William Golding that the audience can explore and without it you could not write this style of book. Order is important in all civilizations, without it we would have anarchy. When you are on an island you need order. In this book the group of kids have a vote and Ralph is picked as leader not just because he has the conch but also because he is handsome. Ralph decides to give Jack power over the choir group and they're name was "the hunters". People who are not fit cannot fend for themselves as well as fitter people and will die off so they may not reproduce. The fittest survive. The role of survival of the fittest was best described on (pg. 8) “I can’t swim on account of my asthma”. Piggy was already going down in the food chain of the island because he wasn't fit or handsome. You don't just need to be tall or handsome to survive you also need to be logical about what you need like building a fire. In chapter 2 they climb up the mountain tho make a fire. Ralph shouts "Piggy got any matches?" Piggy shakes his head no, then Jack points suddenly at Piggy's spec. We can use them as burning glasses (p40). The boys get the fire started and they started to dance around it. To keep the fire going they needed to get lots more wood. The boys lets the fire go out because they couldn't keep up with the rate it was burning. Piggy said "we haven't made a fire. What's any use, we couldn't keep a fire like that going even if we tried. Jack yells at Piggy "fat lot you...
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