Coral Island Lord Of The Flies Analysis

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Coral Island is a novel written before Lord of the Flies, it depicts a group of three boys stranded on an island who form a utopian society. Lord of the Flies written by William Golding is the exact opposite. In Golding’s story, a young group of school boys, stranded on an island, face the challenge of creating a society amidst power struggles, beasts, and loss of innocence. In the events of chapter nine, Simon wakes up from his fainting episode. He then struggles his way to the top of the mountain and sees the paratrooper, recently thought to be the beast, and realizes that the beast isn’t real. At Jack’s tribe’s party, they began a dance on the beach, this leads to Simon’s death as they mistake him for the beast coming down from the mountain.…show more content…
The author uses simon not being able to speak after he woke up from fainting and when Ralph and Piggy stay with Jack tribe instead of heading back to their tribe to symbolism the boys steps toward evil. “He mouthed words that did not reach the air” (Golding 146) and “Come away. There’s going to be trouble. And we’ve had our meat.” These quotes from the story show how characters who represent good nature and intellect are being ignored by the boys. These quotes connect to the theme because they show how innocence and reason have officially been abandoned by the group of boys. This shows how when it came to being afraid of being left out to good nature, the group took the wrong…show more content…
This all comes together because it shows how the boys are slowly stepping away from their ideas of civilization and going back to their roots of evil and savage ways when faced with fear. The “beast” they are so afraid of doesn’t exists but they are so overcome with the idea that it is real they stray away from leadership and civilization. Now society needs to look deep within itself and see what’s truly on the inside. Good? Evil? Intellect? Only time will
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