Change In Lord Of The Flies Society Essay

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The Lord of the Flies demonstrates intense change in society based on their environment given in harsh conditions. The novel Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, is about a group of young boys stranded on a deserted island with no adults. These boys undergo changes because of the environment that they were left with. The leaders, Jack and Ralph, also changed throughout the book because of the want for power. The young boys do not know what is on the island and because they are all so young their fear grows. The harsh conditions on the island also affect the way the boys changed because of the lack of communication from the real world. Some of the boys forget how to act normally and become barbaric. In the novel Lord of the Flies, Golding …show more content…

If there were an authority figure on the island then the fear of the beast would have been contained. These harsh circumstances given to the boys show that the boys are not able to handle being left alone on this island and chaos is going to erupt. Even though Ralph and Jack attempt to calm down the littluns they are still not able to stop the fear from spreading to them, “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? Why are things what they are?”(Golding 182). This is when Simion finds out that the beast isn’t real, just a hallucination. The beast symbolizes evil and the savagery that has taken over the boy's emotion and personality. The island brings out a side of the boys that they never knew they had, and their natural instincts are exposed when hunting for the beast. The environment contributes to their barbaric actions because they are overcome by fear from the …show more content…

When Simion first met the Lord of the Flies he was hallucinating and not thinking straight. The Lord of the Flies represents evil on the island and because there was no one on the island to set them straight the Lord of the Flies seemed like a voice of reason, “This is ridiculous. You know perfectly well you’ll only meet me down there-so don’t try to escape.”(Golding 182). The Lord of the Flies is inferring that it is evil and it’s trying to turn people to do the wrong thing. He is the reason why the boys are turning violent and why the savagery and corruption are growing. If there were authority figures on the island the “beast” would not have been a big issue and if the boys were more mature they would have been able to figure that

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