The “beast,” an entity we know little about. What is it, exactly? What does it represent? During World War 2, a plane transporting English schoolboys was struck down over an unnamed island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The children became stranded, frightened, and paranoid.
“He says the beastie came in the dark… stumbling among all those creepers…” In the story of the Lord of the Flies, a small group of boys are stranded on an island, and are being hunted by a strange “beast.” What, however, does this beast symbolize? As time progresses, numerous interpretations of the beast have arised.
Envision this: you’re a young schoolboy on an island with other boys your age, no parents, and a beast. What could this beast possibly be though? In Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, young schoolboys have run away from their homes to fend-off rules and wind up coming in contact with a beast. This beast evolves throughout the story and appears to symbolize a multitude of things.
Though many decisions are made unconsciously and many world events happen by accident, when examined they come down to fear. The world often operates on fear. Fear surrounds us, leaving no way to avoid it. Thus, it is important to understand how fear affects society and what role it plays. Why exactly is fear the major emotion that drives world events?
William Golding’s allegorical novel “Lord of the Flies” is a castaway novel. Castaway novel became very popular after the Age of Discovery. Most of them is about young men-always Europeans, meet some kinds of accidents, often shipwreck. Finally, they overcome the challenges and come back home. This kind of novel encouraged people to explore the world.
In the novel Lord of the flies, the beast was one of the main conflicts. Fear is that drove the existence of the beast. Fear is what drove the existence of the beast because fear gave the boys a false illusion of the island being dangerous/evil. For instance, when the boy with the mulberry mark said he saw a snake, in reality it was vines hanging from the trees. The boys are in a new environment where everything was tainted by fear.
In Chapter 8 of Lord of the Flies by William Golding in this Chapter. Once the dead body of parachutist has been found and mistaken for the monster, the boys begin to believe in the existence of the beast. Jack resists Ralphs leadership and offers a hunt to kill a mother pig. When the pig is killed all the remaining morality and civilization diminishes in favour of savagery. Ralphs original democracy devolves into a dictatorship with Jack as a dictator and the beast both viewed as something to be feared .
Religion in Lord of the Flies The Lord of the Flies. During the war, a plane carrying a group of British schoolboys is shot down over the ocean. The boys, range from six to twelve years old, survive the crash and find themselves deserted on an island.
Everyone has at least one fear. After all, humans fear the unknown. Getting stuck on an island with a creature that isn’t clearly identified as something you know of, would probably be very scary. The beast was an unknown for the boys stuck on the island. 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.
Throughout human history, evil or cruelty exist in various shapes and sizes; furthermore, it can be seen through Hitler's concentration camps and to the US Japanese internment camps. Various novels portray these situations, such as “Schindler's list” and “Farewell to Manzanar.” Some novels, however portray the evil and cruelty of human society such as the Lord of Flies, and it is a novel that detects the flaw of society to the defects of human nature. William Golding, the author of the Lord of the Flies, emphasise a person of innocence, turning into savagery due to evil within them. It emphasises that evil is a trait of humankind that cannot be destroyed.