When comparing stories the reader may point out revelations about human nature. The two awesome stories, Lord of the Flies and The Most Dangerous Gameshow a motif of being trapped, and they show that being nice can be taken for granted. Lord of the Flies and The Most Dangerous Gameprove that people can behave like animals when it comes to survival. There are several different simalarities for the two trapped stories Lord of the Flies and Most Dangerous Game; however, the most significant would be the setting of the stories. For example when Golding was explaining what the island looked like.
The Power Of Fear in “Lord of the Flies”: No Greater Illusion Than Fear Fear is intangible yet has perceptible effects. It plays a significant role in human behaviour. Each individual reacts to fear differently, some overcome it, while others give in to it. In William Golding’s “Lord of the Flies” the theme of fear is discussed and it becomes clear that fear has the power to take over not only one’s mind but also control one’s actions. The collective fear of the unknown leads to the untimely and accidental death of Simon.
In today 's CIVILIZATION, Golding would see how individuals react differently to violence in comparison to when he wrote the novel. However, Golding suggested that individuals become savage when their survival is on the line. The instinct is still a part of us today because it 's in human nature to turn violent. Golding represents the savagery with the symbol of the beast; the beast is shown through the boy’s fear. Thesis: Golding would be surprised to see that there is still savagery in humans today, and that his theory, on HUMANITY was true about humans and their nature.
Although by drawing the characters as animals the mental suffering is minimised. Providing a readable story. In the segment “prisoner on hell planet” the characters are drawn as human, this justaposes against the rest of the book. It is deep and painful, and sends shivers down the readers’ spine. If the whole story was written like this that it would be too mentally traumatising to read.
However, there is a much greater contrast than the mere good or evil nature presented in these texts. The perspective in “Good and Evil” allows for there to be gray areas in life, where a person is neither good nor evil. In Lord of the Flies, Golding expresses a much more simplistic, black-and-white viewpoint. There is a lot of focus on two extremes: the goodness of society and the evilness of savagery. Near the end of the book, after Jack and his gang have split from the group, Piggy shouts a question at him.
The world runs on rules and boundaries without these key elements the world turns to chaos. Without restraints we become savage and commit immoral acts thinking its normal. William Golding 's Lord of the Flies (LOTF) explores key themes of civilisation verses savagery and loss of innocence which are effectively represented throughout the novel, contributing to the timelessness of LOTF as a text. The main concern of LOTF is the conflict between two competing impulses that exist within all human beings: the instinct to live by rules, follow morals and act peacefully. The conflict between these two instincts is the driving force of the novel, explored through the young English boys who were originally civilised and morally disciplined, became savages as the result of lack of adult supervision and authority.
The hidden savagery of humans that is dormant because of civilization is presented in Lord of the Flies through its symbolism, repetition and diction. The struggle for power and control on the island led to the exposure of savage nature that is present in the boys who were forced into a lawless place. Throughout the novel reason and logic are abandoned, causing the boys to act on whims and be controlled by their instincts rather than control themselves. Civilization has dampened human’s savage ways, but believing that there are no consequences could lead to the downfall of humanity and the return of the primitive ways society believes it has abandoned. Golding wrote Lord of the Flies to expose the hidden savagery that humans possess and how if humans aren’t careful they will become the savages they all so deeply
In addition, Fatima Anjum’s article "Loss of Civilization and Innocence in Lord of the Flies," states that, Ralph is not bad at the core he still has a sense of his original innocence, but as bad things happen he falls deeper and deeper into the madness. At points when engulfed by madness, he wants to revert to his innocence rather than face the evil that he has become. Anjum relates his points to the quote stating that ralph“wept for innocence” (Golding 202). Ralph is at a point where he does not even recognize himself, he is so far into evil he does not even know how he got there. Ralph may be falling into evil but overall he is still a kid, and he still has innocence even if it does not amount to the innocence he had upon arriving to the island.
We are meant to see these situations and are meant to be scared form it, though when we are done observing the work, we are supposed to feel comforted that we are not in that specific disturbing situation you observed. Therefore, in order to maintain that effect of scaring their audience, creators of horror are forced to adapt their works into a new situation that still creates that same sensation of fear. Creators were able to do this by observing the things which the general audiences were afraid. For example, zombies are such popular subjects in horror because the zombie is symbolic to the worst parts of humanity: greedy, materialistic, and inherently destructive. We love to read and watch zombies get destroyed because we are subtly watching ourselves destroy the worst qualities with ourselves, with the every person like you surviving.