Bloodlust Lord Of The Flies Analysis

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In Lord of the Flies, William Golding’s portrayal of the stranded boys’ bloodlust shows a childhood filled with tribulation and terror. Golding showcases his belief that all men contain wicked desires when the boys abandon their attempts of democracy on the island. Their time spent on the island reveals that even childhood innocence turns dark without society enforcing justice. Simon’s hallucination with the pig’s head creates a physical representation of the evil that took over the stranded boys. The pig tells Simon, “fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill! You knew, didn’t you? I’m part of you? Close, close, close! I’m the reason why it’s no go?” (Golding 143). Simon’s hallucination reveals to him that the boys’ beast lives inside them and cannot be killed. The boys’ supposed physical beast reveals itself as the evil desire all men possess. Golding supports his belief that all men contain uncontrollable wicked desires even at a young age by making the…show more content…
Ralph tries to escape his hiding place when “a smallish savage was standing between him and the rest of the forest, a savage striped red and white, and carrying a spear” (Golding 195). While being chased, Ralph no longer considers his old friends to be boys, but calls them savages. The savages live in anarchy and submit to the darkness inside them. Ralph calling the boys savages instead of regular men show that he no longer considers them human and recognizes that no one shares his beliefs on how to live together peacefully. Lord of the Flies demonstrates the gradual but powerful decline of moral intention without the structure of society. The boys learn while stranded that justice does not prevail outside of civilization. Their experience on the island show the terror and tribulation a child experiences without law enforcement and adult
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