Mob mentality in lord of the flies

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Most of the boys went with Jack because their other friends were there too and that Jack betrayed them about getting what they want. They were all terrified with the beastie. Do you think that if one of them individually faced Simon alone, would that person decide to murder him? All of you get more wood. Lastly, the British naval officer saw the smoke that was on going. But as the plot developed, these boys became independent on their decisions and had negative thoughts about not being rescued. But where is the peer pressure in this? No, right?

His lack of physical prowess and his tendency toward thoughtfulness make him a bad fit for mob mentality. Another cause can be crowd or mob mentality. If the idea of combining mob rule and crowd mentality in a certain society with people that are violent and uncivilized, it would precisely make their society get distracted by such deeds.

Their chanting shows their cohesion, and their delight over killing becomes ritualistic.

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Jack influenced most of the boys that were left, except for Ralph and ones who died, Piggy and Simon. Spill her blood.

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The need for civilization is important because there were no adults supervising them and that they needed to follow the rules in order to survive in the island. Cut its throat! The boys only killed Simon because they were all caught up by the idea of the whole group killing him. Jack loved the idea of hunting and killing.

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Quotes that represent: Mob rule—crowd mentality 1. Remember when they were doing the bizarre dance ritual before they realized that they already killed Simon?

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The biggest factor why the boys lost their innocence while they were in the island were that their high hopes of being rescued was spoiled. Jack influenced most of the boys that were left, except for Ralph and ones who died, Piggy and Simon. An example of mob or crowd mentality is the common issue for every child—peer pressure. Include at least 2 quotes that represent each theme. Only Ralph is able to correctly remember it as murder. Quotes that represent: Blindness and sight 1. Golding reflects the psychology of mob mentality here, showing that Jack uses his facepaint to silence the good in him, and enable him to be ruthless and shameless. Their chanting shows their cohesion, and their delight over killing becomes ritualistic. This kind of willful ignorance and delusion enables mobs to behave brutally or immorally. Spill her blood. In fact, some of them got into the idea of killing or murdering their fellow group mates. Spill the blood! Quotes that represent: The loss of innocence 1. Cut her throat.

Again, they kill as a mob, nobody stepping in to disrupt the collective fantasy or prevent injustice.

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