Think about the mounting of the sows head, Simon's ascent up the mountain, and the murder of piggy in particular, as well as any other key scenes that stand out for you. is it fair to say that the boys' actionwere merely the result of the human survival instinct? why or why not ? I so can you these examples to draw some general conclusions about the human instinct to survive? use quote and page number to answer this question
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No, Golding is clear that these boys were meant for self destruction. They, like all of us, are profoundly flawed right down to killing their Christ-figure. Survival had little to do with their many barbaric exploits. Consider the killing of the sow. I still cringe reading that section despite teaching this novel so many times. Golding uses rape imagery to describe the murder of this sow. Their sexual awakening is twisted. Sexual domination, humiliation and the thrill of butchering a helpless animal pretty much condemns these boys to their eventual fate. No, survival had little to do with anything most of these boys did on the island.