Primitive Roots

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Primitive Roots? Does our primitive nature come back to us if we are in need of it or is all forgotten about are primitive background? In William Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies such a situation occurs. These results also are seen later in the story when almost everyone has turned “wild”. In the selected section of this book from pages forty-eight and forty-nine, Jack shows how the primitive roots of are ancestors can easily resurface. From this section the reader can identify that the wild or primitive side of man can easily come back to those who need it or just happen to stumble on it. At this point in the passage Jack is hunting a pig in the forest all alone. First there is when the author writes “He closed his eyes, raised his head and breathed in gently with flared nostrils, assessing the current of warm air for information.” This is just one of the thought less, primitive
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Unformatted text preview: things Jack does while hunting the pig. The reason it is thought less is because a current of warm air does not hold any information for a man, but for an animal it would. Next the reader can recognize that he is becoming more wild like when the author describes the way Jack is sitting “Then dog-like, uncomfortably on all fours yet unheeding his discomfort,” No normal boy or girl would do something that made them hurt if they didn’t know it would. Finally it is recognized that Jack is almost totally an animal when this quote is read “Jack himself shrank at this cry with a hiss of indrawn breath, and for a minute became less a hunter than a furtive thing, ape-like among the tangle of trees”. This last quote shows the reader that Jack was becoming like the animal that we probably descended from....
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