Lord Of The Flies Theme Analysis

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Golding brings out the evil, and the brutality of man under the cover of the civilization .He states that the theme of Lord of the Flies was “grief, grief, and grief, at the fallen nature of man”. He further stated that “Lord of the Flies is not a satire on human society. It’s only too sad, a picture of what human society is like.” Lord of the Flies is Golding’s “attempt to trace the defects of society back to the defects of human nature."(Golding) Major themes dealt in this novel are as following; CIVILIZATION VS. SAVAGERY: 7 Ralph and Piggy are the representatives of a civilized nation…show more content…
Now I've said it. You voted me for chief. Now you do what I say." Ralph still has some elements of control, trying to intact rules of civility, but Jack always tries to shatter the civility, thus causing conflict. 8 • "And you shut up! Who are you (Ralph), anyway? Sitting there telling people what to do. You can't hunt, you can't sing..." • "I'm chief. I (Jack) was chosen." • "Why should choosing make any difference? Just giving orders that don't make any sense..." LOSS OF INNOCENCE: Another most prevalent theme is loss of innocence of human beings represented by children. “I think that’s the real loss of innocence: the first time you glimpse the boundaries that will limit your potential” (Steve Toltz) In Lord of the Flies the apparently innocent boys end up in murder and creating chaos on the whole island Through this theme Golding tries to prove that children are not always innocent, especially the boys of Coral Island can never exist. He proves that there is an animal instinct, which is innate which remains in human throughout their life. When the conditions are conducive that animal comes out from the prison of mind, rather prison of subconscious. Therefore, according Golding, innocence in children is a far cry these
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