Corrupt Society In William Golding's 'Lord Of The Flies'

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Alejandro Pimentel
Ms. Mahoney
Honors English 10
18 April 2016
Corrupt Society There is an evil within everyone, and William Golding’s Lord of the Flies shows just that. The boys have a belief in the “beastie” which is really a symbol of the corrupt society humans live in. In Lord of the Flies, the reader sees what happens to a society of British boys who are stranded on a deserted island. Many of them let the evil overcome them, but some like Ralph find themselves trying to hold on. The symbols of the pig dance, the conch, and the masks all show how Golding’s novel fits the allegory of corrupt civilization. When the boys murder a pig, they find it fitting to celebrate, so they dance and sing in a ritual that becomes symbolic for the rest
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