William Golding’s Use of Rhetorical Strategies to Illustrate Society in “Lord of the Flies” Written in the 1950’s by William Golding, Lord of the Flies is a novel that follows a group of young boys,stranded on an island with no contact to an adult world. Throughout the novel Golding elicits how savage humans can be when there is no authority controlling them, and Golding’s use of thematic vocabulary conveys how power and corruption can lead to a dismantling of order. As a result, this disruption in society causes people to reveal their true savage human nature. In Chapter 9 of Lord of the Flies, William Golding employs repetition, diction and symbolism to convey the theme that civilization has become a shield that conceals humanity 's natural wildness and savagery. The repetition used throughout Chapter 9 of Lord of the Flies develops Golding’s theme of how savagery is shrouded within civilization by demonstrating the boy’s slow progression into monsters as they spend more time on the island.
In the fictional Novel Lord of the flies by William Golding, Golding tells a story about how a society needs to cooperate in order to get whatever they need to get done. Lack of cooperation could cause the group to society to disband and eventually resort to competion. The novel begins with the boys stranded on an island
A psychology professor Phillip Zimbardo once explained "people are seduced into evil by dehumanizing and labeling others." I believe this is true labeling and dehumanizing others can make it particularly easy to forget all of your moral codes amd forget about the goodness inside you. A lot of this is seen in William Goldings book Lord of the Flies, a story is told about a group of British school boys who are stranded on an island after their plane crashes. The boys are left without adults so one boy named Ralph steps up to power and leads them all. There is a struggle for power when a boy named Jack seeks to be leader, but he has different ways of leading then Ralph.
All the symbols in this story signify the world and Golding tries to find a way to compare or relate it to the real world. Golding writes this book in 1954 around World War II the literal main conflict was the plain crash and the consequences of that were the boys being stuck in this island for a long period of time. We all imagine an island being a wonderful vacation home where you can relax and leave all your stresses behind, but in this certain situation and book that’s not quite the case. The symbolic meaning of the island is how people take upon the evils of society. The evil that lies innately within the hearts of men.
That is when Ralph realized how fast humans can descend into savagery and how evilness can be take over people when presented into different situation. In Lord of the Flies, a group of male children are lost on a deserted island with no adults to advise them. So, they have to create their own society
Manly Hall once said, “Symbolism is the language of the mysteries. By symbols men have sought to communicate to each other those thoughts which transcend the limitations of language.” In the movie, Lord of the Flies, a plane carrying a group of boys heading home crashes down over the ocean. The pilot of the plane is unconscious, but the boys survive the crash and find themselves deserted on an uninhabited island. The children were then alone without any adult supervision where the good turns evil, and there were no consequences for their savage actions. Two boys try to govern the children maturely to keep everyone sane, but the others turn to their evil ways.
“I’m frightened. Of us.” That quote (p.140) was spoken by the main protagonist, Ralph, in Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding after Ralph’s friend, Simon, was killed by the “animalistic” actions of the other boys. Golding explores a whole new world of fiction in his unique twist and style of writing. The novel, can really make us ponder on what really the young boys were thinking and therefore acting upon during their unexpected “vacation” to a deserted island. The boys’ age varied from six to twelve and they all made poor choices, even the oldest of the boys, throughout the whole plot.
William Golding 's novel, The Lord of the Flies, consists symbolism that is used to enrich the themes that are presented throughout the novel. Symbolism is the use of visual representations, in order to express the invisible or intangible truth. Symbolism is significant for the development of literature. William Golding exemplifies the theme of man 's essential illness through the conch, the mask, and the beast. The conch signifies authority that brings about civilized behaviour.
Since the very first attempts at establishing civilization, the human race has strived to keep their animal like instincts at bay. Thousands upon thousands have failed, and erupted into chaos, but why? In “The Lord of the Flies” by William Goldberg, a group of young boys is stranded on an uncharted island during the events of World War 2. They eventually turn on one another as they become entranced by the hypnotic curse of savagery. The theme of civilization vs. savagery plays an essential role in the text and it becomes clear that the savagery of humans is solely controlled by the rules and order created through civilization.
People are not always who they think they are, they change according to their situation. Even the most civilized man can become a complete savage. Lord of the Flies by William Golding, a novel about a group of British kids who get trapped on an island after their plane is shot down during a war, struggle to be civilized. The leader, Ralph, and his sidekick Piggy try to maintain law and order but it didn 't go as well as they imagined when they started to discover the savage inside them. In beginning of the novel the author uses the glasses to represent technology, knowledge and civilization.
Arnold Joseph Taynbee, a British historian, explains, "Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder." Therefore, in William Golding 's Lord of the Flies, the civilization on a tropical unknown island filled with young British boys start to break away from their reality, making it a civilization suicide. They are deserted by a plane crash, which murders all the adults leaving all the boys to manage themselves. Without reality, some of the boys lose their morals, and start to turn into savages. During the course of the novel, symbols are changing, as well, showing how the civilization on the island is decaying.
Lord of the Flies was written around the time World War II had just ended and Golding had a fresh new perspective on human personality and actions. Golding’s new point of view is similar to the Thomas Hobbes’s philosophies stating that people aren’t naturally ethical and will throw their morals away when given the chance to benefit themselves. Furthermore, the novel demonstrates his newfound knowledge by emphasizing Jack as a character and his internal struggle for power over Ralph and the others in the tribe. And, by expressing Jack’s struggle to rule with an iron fist in Lord of the Flies, Golding adds meaning to his work; making the novel about more than a group of boys stranded on an island. Since the beginning of the novel, Jack wanted Ralph to be forever gone because of the amount of influence he had on others in the island.
Lord of the Flies by William Golding is a novel, where a group of young British boys are lost on an island after their plane crash lands. Throughout the novel William Golding utilization of literary devices are used to reveal a theme for the novel, civilization and lives of innocent boys are destroyed and lost due to the savagery of the boys ', desire for power, and fear of the unknown. William Golding utilizes three important literary devices throughout the novel, symbolism, of when the conch is destroyed civilization on the island is gone, irony as the civilize British boys turn savages, and foreshadowing the deaths of the boys on the island. In the novel Lord of the Flies, symbolism was the most important literary device used by William