Hidden deep inside every one of us there is something very dark. Only in extreme situations will this darkness come out and take over us, especially if we do not understand it. Lord of the Flies is a story about a group of schoolboys who are stranded on an uninhabited island. As they struggle for survival, their fears slowly turn them into savages. Lord of the Flies, a novel by William Golding, uses the pig’s head on a stick (Lord of the Flies) to symbolize the violent human nature that can be found buried in everyone, and how it can only be controlled if someone truly understands it.
Why things are what they are?” (143). This quote suggests that the beast is inside in each of the boys. Also, when Simon was about to tell the boys the epiphany he experienced, the boys thought he was the beast and killed him. This tragic occurrence manifests how the beast is
In both novels the characters fear both the unknown, and a godly figure. The Waknuk fear the mutated people because they are different, in other words, the unknown. The case is the same for the boys in “The Lord of the Flies”. This fear of the unknown is shown in “The Lord of the flies” when Simon comes in and they think he’s a monster so they beat him to death. At this time the boys did not know that it was Simon, they simply beat him because they were afraid and they assumed it was a monster.
I’m the reason why it’s no go?” (Golding 143). Simon’s hallucination reveals to him that the boys’ beast lives inside them and cannot be killed. The boys’ supposed physical beast reveals itself as the evil desire all men possess. Golding supports his belief that all men contain uncontrollable wicked desires even at a young age by making the
William Golding now believed that all men were inherently evil. One theme of the book Lord of The Flies is that all men, even children, are evil. To begin, Jack’s words foreshadow his inherent evil. When the boys all gather on the beach to get themselves situated, Jack says "We've got to have rules and obey them. After all, we're not savages.
The beastie in the book The Lord Of The Flies is the catalyzed for the boys which causes their inner beast to take over. The boys are surrounded by fear on the unknown island and thoughts of a snake-like beastie are how they manifest those fears. The thought of a beastie adds to their terrors and the lawless situation of the island until it is all too much and the order they made crashes down. Slowly but surely the boys start to turn into monsters under the pressure of the island and all the tumult and distress it holds. The beastie shows and represents this downward spiral of the boys going from civil to savage.
At the time, they thought it was a wild creature, native to the island, but they soon figured out what the creature was the hard way. In The Lord of The Flies, the beast symbolizes fear to the boys, war in between them and human savagery. The unknown creature conveyed many personalities from the young survivors. Fear is a big part of trying to interpret what the beast is. As in most situations, the younger boys obtained more fear of the beast compared to the older ones (DOC A).