Religious Allegory Lord of the Flies by William Golding is a strongly structured allegory that can be broken down into broad spectrums. For example, the story has a strong relation to Christianity and the ideas presented in the Bible. Throughout the novel, Golding compares characters and situations to iconic biblical parables and religious figures. Lord of the Flies is expressed as a religious allegory by the island’s representation to Eden, Simon as a Christ figure, and inherent evil throughout the novel.
Lord of the flies has lots of Irony all throughout the story. One of the most important in my opinion is when Jack says "We 've got to have rules and obey them. After all, we 're not savages. " He states this early in the book on page 42 chapter 2. This is very ironic because he says this then not even 9 chapters later he turns into the head savage.
Have you ever heard of a microcosm? A microcosm is a word used to represent something on a much smaller scale. It is usually applied to human beings, who are considered to be “small-scale models” of the universe, with all their flaws and evildoings. The book Lord of the Flies, by William Golding is an example of a microcosm. All of the characters and events that happen in the story all have a meaning and purpose to them that display and show human natures naturally “savagery” and willingness to be sinful.
In the novel, “Lord of the Flies,” by William Golding, the author conveyed numerous themes through various symbols. In this complicated and diverse novel, Golding brings out many ideas and uses literary devices, which added an another glimpse into the story. The main theme that Golding conveyed is the problems between the human urge towards savagery and the regulations of the civilization. Throughout the novel, the conflict more focuses on Ralph and Jack, where they both respectively represent civilization and savagery. There were lot of symbols that Golding used to achieve the particular effect on the readers.
In the early chapters of the the Lord of the flies, the island they are on resembles the Garden of Eden from Genesis in the bible, with its scenery, food, and great weather. The boys are symbols linked to Adam and Eve even before they crash. Ralph's first act after the plane crash was to remove his clothes and bathe in the water, the nudity in bible show the innocence of Adam and Eve. Golding starts his second this biblical allusion when he begins to introduce island life as full of fear, when that of the first reports of a creature the boys refer to a "snake-thing. "
Ernest Hemingway once said, “When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.” In a good book, one will connect with at least one fictional character. In the book The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, one will be able to relate to with several. A character that the reader will be able to connect with from the start is Simon.
Simon, the Disciple “He was a small, skinny boy, his chin pointed, and his eyes so bright they had deceived Ralph into thinking him delightfully gay and wicked” (Golding, 55). Simon, a character in the “Lord of the Flies” is a “skinny vivid little boy” yet the boy is strong and stands up for he what believes is right. (FIX SENT.) That is just one of the many qualities this boy has. Simon is a very wise and philosophical type of boy.
Fear Drives Sanity to Savagery Imagine that someone is just a child who has survived a plane crash and landed on an isolated island with no adults. He has no experience in taking care of himself and must figure out how to establish order without turning against aother. This is the dilemma that the children in The Lord of the Flies by: William Golding have found themselves in, so one can picture the fear that comes with this more than unfavorable situation. In the novel, the theme of fear is shown most distinctly through the symbols of the Lord of the Flies, the beast, and the conch.
Lord of the Flies by William Golding is a book about a group of boys stuck on a deserted island who try to organize their own society which results in a series of events and disasters. This book portrays many different personalities and characters that are important parts of the book. One of the protagonists, Simon, has a plethora of fine qualities such as kindness, intuition, thoughtfulness, and virtue. These qualities shape Simon into a Christ-like figure. Simon is shown to be an image of Christ through his tender-hearted nature, prophetic-like qualities, and understanding of the beast within the boys.
What is the Difference Between Ethical and Substandard? “The battleline between good and evil runs through the heart of every man” (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn). This quote by the Russian author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn means that there is good and bad in everyone’s intentions, but there will always be a divide between the two forces. One character in the Lord of the Flies who is the most conscious of this concept is a boy named Simon. Simon’s actions and thoughts proved the idea that there is good and bad inside of everyone.