Allegories In Lord Of The Flies

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Golding’s Use of Religious Allegories “Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit. You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him” (Matthew 12:33-35). The message from Matthew uses metaphorical terms to describe how people should act in order to be considered a good person who can benefit from life. It states that a person shall contract how they chose to live their life. In Addition to this the novel Lord of the Flies is filled with metaphorical references.…show more content…
In Lord of the Flies there are not any straightforward quotes that tell the readers that Golding is using this novel as a religious allegory, but they are implied. The novel gives strong examples that lead people to believe that it is symbolizing religion, especially Christianity. There is a handful of events and descriptions within Golding’s novel that can be connected to the island and places in the Bible. One example, the island represents the Garden of Eden because of the overwhelming temptations and sin that overtook the once peaceful and beautiful island. In William Golding's novel, Lord of the Flies, religious allegories are shown through imagery, characterization, and description. In William Golding's, Lord of the Flies, imagery is used to help make a connection between Simon, and the person he is representing, Jesus. When Simon dies, he dies in such a way that it is representing the death of Jesus. The author explains, “The blue white scar was constant, the noise unendurable. Simon was crying out something about a dead man on a hill” (Golding 152). This helps show the connection between Christ and Simon because of the fact
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