Cata Lord Of The Flies Dehumanization Analysis

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(Slide 3) Abby: A recurring theme in Lord of the Flies by William Golding is that, People are not rational when controlled with fear of the unknown. (Slide 4) Bella: In Lord of the Flies, one of the effects of the boy's' upcoming into savagery is the pigs. The more pigs killed by the boys, the easier it is for them to cause harm or even kill one another. The mistreating of the pigs eases the process of dehumanization in the boys and eventually makes it harder for them to recognize each other's humanity. (Slide 5) Zeenat: In Chapter Seven, as the beast is being hunted they repeat the ritual with Robert as a substitute for the pig; however, they get consumed by a state of "frenzy" and actually almost kill him, further diminishing their humanity. (Slide 6) Abby: As the boys begin to fear a superstition they create a creature called "the beast.” At the end of Chapter eight, it is Simon who realises that what they…show more content…
So she began taking of its fruit and eating it.+ Afterward, she also gave some to her husband when he was with her, and he began eating it.+7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized that they were naked.” (Slide 10) Zeenat: The presence of evil in Lord of the Flies is the beast. Golding interprets allegory to the bible when he expresses the event in which the calmness of the island is disturbed, due to the talk of a creature the boys refer to as a "snake-thing” that evokes fear among them. This creature represents the presence of Satan in the Garden of Eden, who approached Adam and Eve disguised as a serpent. (Slide 11) Abby: Though Satan is an external force, the “beast” is a projection of the boy’s savage inclination. Just like with Adam and Eve, the boy’s fail to realize that the danger of evil stirs up sinful and illogical behavior which inevitably sends them to their
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