Lord of the Flies by William Golding is an explanation of the tendencies of human nature. Likewise, Khalil Gibran’s poem GOOD and EVIL puts forth a very similar message, of the power struggle between GOOD and EVIL within ourselves. Evil is the more tempting of the 2 powers. But, the human race has evolved over thousands of years to become tenacious, to fight for survival. To hold a metaphorical light in a dark, unpropitious situation.
Lord of the Flies by William Golding is an explanation of the tendencies of human nature. It could be described as a classic GOOD vs EVIL situation. Likewise, Khalil Gibran’s poem GOOD and EVIL puts forth a very similar message, of the power struggle between GOOD and EVIL within ourselves. Both works ask us: what are the limits of the human spirit and how do we fight EVIL within ourselves? Similarly, in the book Lord of the Flies, EVIL is presented as being innate, unwanted, even though it can be used to motivate and aid us in critical situations.
Likewise to the Lord of the Flies and The Hunger Games, this portrays the dark side humans can have, yet at the same time displays the sanity of those fighting against this mentioned “beast”. Therefore, the common theme portrayed the two stories is that despite this beast, some humans will keep their instincts intact as they fight for survival. As the ideas conveyed in these book coincide with each other, so do the characters Ralph and Katniss, Jack and the Capitol, and the civility and savagery maintained in society, in which Ralph and Katniss skulkingly keep a “rebellion”, Jack and the Capitol are this savagery, and civility and savagery are what’s being fought for in this situation. One of the first key aspects of this theme are the character traits and actions of Ralph and Katniss. To begin, Ralph in the Lord of the Flies is depicted to be responsible, but not like an
The boys have assemblies, where they discuss how they’ve “got to have rules”(2.55) because they 're "not savages” (2.55) and how they need to “make a fire”(2.49) so they can be rescued. Jack tries to hunt, but he is unable to kill the pig because the idea of ending a life was frightening and new to him. The laws of their past are currently controlling their actions and they are behaving as innocent British boys. As the book progresses, the boys begin to
Golding uses the conch shell as a symbol of order and civilization on the island of boys. In the beginning, the conch is a beautiful shell that holds power and respect, but in the end of the book, the shell no longer holds the power and it is not important to the more savage boys such as Jack and Roger. The shell is destroyed when Piggy is killed which represents the loss of order as they turn into savages and descend to hell. A subtheme that is portrayed by this is that the most beautiful and orderly things in life can be destroyed by evil. When the boys first arrive they all come to the call of the shell on the paradise island.
Phenomenon of evil in the human heart Evil is a sin, it is a force in nature that presides over, and gives rise to wickedness and corruption. Some may think of evil as a separation from God and usually can be personified by the form of Satan. Phenomenon of evil can exist in many forms that can be hidden within ourselves and others. In the short story "Young Goodman Brown, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Hawthorne writes about a man whose faith cannot save him from the evil that lies around him and others. In "The Cask of Amontillado" Edgar Allen Poe illustrates that evil can be revealed through revenge, and it only brings malice and cruelty to this world.
He uses jack to illustrate the id because he is selfish and chaotic and only cared about hunting. He used Ralph to illustrate the ego because Ralph cares about being safe but know what is the first priority if getting off the island so he urges the boys to help keep the fire alive. Lastly, he uses Piggy to illustrate the super ego because he is the logical one on the island he is also the one that cares about the little ones when he offered them fruit and he wanted to make them feel good by asking them what their names were to show he
People say that Beowulf represents God through his leadership, and risking his life for the peoples benefit, much like God did. Although others believe that Beowulf's heroic pride for defeating the demons, comes in conflicts with the Christian values. When Beowulf is taking on the monster, he says “Grendel, child of Cain, come down into Heortot. I am Beowulf, son of Ecgtheow. I am Beowulf, not afraid of you.
All people are different and while some are righteous and will stand by their beliefs even if it means death they will, others are cowards driven by greed and power and will destroy anything and everything for it. Good people suffer because they choose to do the righteous option instead of the immoral option. Since the immoral person does not follow any moral code, they do not have to follow any rules, just do what they want when they want. In Antigone, Creon orders the body of Eteocles to be buried honorably, while his brother Polyneices is to be left in the street for the birds and dogs to have. Their sister, Antigone cannot accept this, she argues that Polyneices deserves a proper burial and goes directly against the orders of the tyrant to bury her
The boys decided not to slain the pig because [They knew very well why he hadn’t; because of the enormity of the knife descending and cutting into living flesh; because of the unbearable blood. (Golding 35) Ralph and Jack knew consciously that killing the pig was inhumane, even if it was for means of survival. As the story progresses, Jack becomes more aggressive, while Ralph slips into submission. After Jack successfully kills a pig, anarchy forms. The boys start to shout [Kill the beast!