Lord Of The Flies Vs. Huck Fin


In today’s society, human beings must learn to take care of something or someone,and that is a responsibility that they must uphold. In both the Lord of the Flies, and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the responsibility of the boys is to manage by themselves without any adults to take care of them. The events in William Golding’s book Lord of the Flies can be easily compared to those of Mark Twain’s book, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, because the main characters both have major responsibilities. There are two responsibilities that the characters came in contact with, taking care of people,including themselves, and being responsible enough to do the right thing. Thus, ...

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changes as they adjust to their new world, and become different people because of it. In example to this, Jack seems like a strong willed character at the start of the book, but the other boys never would have imagined he would turn into a cold blooded killer. Therefore, they must learn to take care of themselves for they can not depend on Jack or any of the older boys, to be there for each and every one of them. It is proven that each boy
has this responsibility in the following quote;
“Merridew turned to Ralph. ‘Aren’t there any grown-ups?’ ‘No.’
Merridew sat down on a trunk and looked round the circle. ‘Then
we’ll have to look after ourselves.’” (Golding 17)

This is an immense responsibility for the boys, because they never had to live on their own before they arrived on the island. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, both Jim, the runaway nigger, and Huck choose the responsibility of taking care of themselves. This is because they both run away from the ...

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groups to get
the different jobs done. An example of a group established from the beginning is the “hunters”, who arrived on the island as choir boys. “The choir belongs to you, of course.’ ‘They could be the army -’ ‘Or hunters -’” (Golding 19) The jobs that had to be completed were finished a lot quicker because of the different groups. It was each group’s responsibility to accomplish their tasks. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck and Jim must also work together and take care of each other as they travel down the river. Huck, especially, must take special care of Jim, because he is a runaway black man who is in grave danger. The reason he is in so much danger, is because ...

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