Death Symbolism In Lord Of The Flies

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George R.R. Martin once said in Storm of Swords “There is a savage beast in every man, and when you hand that man a sword or spear and send him forth to war, the beast stirs.” The quote talks about the savage beast in everyone if given the tools the inner beasts starts to reveal, just like the group of innocent schoolboys in the adventure novel Lord of the Flies written by William Golding. A group of English schoolboys survived a plane crash on a deserted island somewhere in the Pacific Ocean during world war II, they are given spears where their inner evilness and savage has slowly reveal under the right condition turning them into a group of beast. In the Lord of the flies, death played a major role; the mulberry boy, Simon and Piggy’s untimely…show more content…
This reminds me of a musical play I have watch, Jekyll and Hyde, it talks about a scientist Dr.Jekyll who believes that is possible to separate the good and evil of a person, he performs the experiment on himself, he tries to control his dark side Hyde he kill numerous people whoever gets in his way. Just like Lord of the Flies surviving on the island has active the inner dark side of the boys, Jack tries to kill Ralph because Ralph was in his way. In my opinion, everyone has a inner dark side, it just we control it, sometimes we think of doing stupid stuff like should I steal the candy that’s when our conscience kick in, you think of consequences or even feel guilty. Imagine a perfect world, a world only of the simple pleasure of eating, sleeping and play. Where there is no rich or poor and no person 's wants go unfulfilled. However, this paradise will be short lived as the primal desires of man turn a beautiful island into a pit of bloodlust, fear, jealousy and hatred. In Lord of the Flies, William Golding shows us how man 's sinful nature corrupts the innocent and transforms a Garden of Eden into a modern day world of
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