When a lack of civilization is present in a community, eventually, that community will deteriorate. In Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding, the boys" society has slowly fallen due to the lack of civilization. The boys on the island, in this book, are extremely self-centered. They care mainly about their personal necessities and not about the necessities of the group as a whole. In a society, if there are not people with these below characteristics, it will fail, and not many of the boys in this book had all or any. The people of a successful society are dedicated, intellectual, and possess self-control. .
The boys in this book had to be dedicated so that they could have a successful society. " I work all day with nothing but Simon and you come back and don't even notice the huts!"(54). This quotes shows that dedication of a whole society is necessary. Simon and Ralph are dedicated in making the community survive. In this book, a majority of the characters are not dedicated. These characters would rather sit around and be lazy, then to contribute to the things necessary for survival like Simon and Ralph. The boys that did not help out and were not committed only expected others to do the work for them and to serve them. .
The members of a good society are intellectual. "This was too bitter for Piggy, who forgot his timidity in the agony of his loss. He began to cry out, shrilly: "You and your blood You and your hunting! We might have gone home-""(70). While the others are busy thinking about the present needs and wants, three of the boys are currently thinking ahead in what will be necessary late in life. An intellectual person can think on their feet and speak their minds. They can decide when too much is too much and that order needs to come back. Not many of the boys in this book could say that for themselves. Being intellectual, to me, is a person's ability to learn and reason and their capacity of knowledge and understanding.