Biblical Allusions In Lord Of The Flies

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Biblical Allusions in Lord of the Flies In the novel, Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, he writes about the events and changes a large group of young British boys endure after being shot down and landing on a random island. With no parental guidance they learn to form their own society by making rules and to fend for themselves. Although the storyline sounds like any young boy’s dream the story takes a dark turn in which the author uses various techniques. Golding uses biblical allusions to important events, characters, and the island itself in the novel to keep the plot continuously moving and to keep to his theme that all men are inertially evil. In Chapters 5 through 7, the events after the rumor and discovery of the beast on the island, follows along with Revelation Chapter 13 very closely. In the chapter the first beast is described after its arrival to Earth and the effects it has on the world, “1 And I saw a beast rising out of the sea [. . .] 3 One of its heads seemed to have a mortal wound, but its wound was healed and the whole earth marveled as they followed the beast. 4 And they worshiped the dragon, for he had given his authority to the beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, ‘Who is like beast, and who can fight against it?’ 5 And the beast was given a mouth uttering haughty and blasphemous words…” (ESV)
Verse 1 refers to Chapter 5, “Beast from Water,” when the littluns claim to have seen the beast but only during the night and
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