" We've got to have rules and obey them. After all, we're not savages."

In Lord of the Flies, one of the most important themes of the novel is the fine line between civility and savagery. Golding, however, believed that even the most civilized nation in the world is one step away from brutality when they decide to break from civility.

Civility, according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is "politeness and cordiality".