Golding uses a group of boys to show that even in, children, the thing society sees as the most innocent can still become corrupted by an environment full of evil. Golding creates the character, Jack, the tough hunter but it takes Jack a little while to completely take on this role. In the quote, “‘I was going to,’ said Jack. He was ahead of them, and they could not see his face” (Golding 31), Readers can see Jack fail to kill a pig, Jack makes excuses as to why he did not kill it, however the reader can infer Jack did not have the heart to kill it because of his morals. Jack still has his initial innocence but later Golding shows how Jack will break his morals.
“For evil to flourish, it only requires good men to do nothing,” Simon Wiesenthal writes. This quote represents how harm can be present to even those who see themselves as good. Everyday, man suffers inescapable tragedies that society flings at them that will live the individual in doubt of a better future. A cruel society harms the individual most when it creates unfortunate events that ultimately influences the character negatively. Whether it is through war, compulsory bigoted laws, and even the strength of its own city; one cannot escape the harm that comes with society.
Jack’s non-existent rules are a way for him and his tribe to pretend like they can hide behind a mask and take away the boys ability to function as members of a civil society. Towards the end of the story, the lack of laws take a toll on all the boys on the island: “The breaking of the conch and the deaths of Piggy and Simon lay over the island like vapor. These painted savages would go further and further” (236). The breaking of the conch and the loss of two boys are prime examples as to why a society cannot function without rules.
Piggy no doubt was the smartest and had the best ideas, but he would keep his ideas to himself in fear that if he ever said anything he would get hit or made fun of. On page 93 we read, “I’m scared of him,’ said Piggy, ‘and that’s why I know him. If you’re scared of someone you hate him but you can’t stop thinking about him... I tell you what. He hates you too, Ralph-’”
We all like to think that evil is not born within us, but rather nurtured into to us; while this may be true for some, others have evil born directly into them. When man toys with the powers reserved for only God, God strikes back with a wicked evil to show many the power that they really lack. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein contains a prime example of a being born of unnatural causes and thus having these evil urges that they cannot control. Frankenstein’s monster is a highly intelligent being, and hence he is very manipulative.
The boys start off as good and progressively get worse and lose a sense of society and good. For example Simon has always cared more about the littluns and taking care of them. In the part of the book when Simon talks to the beast, which represents fear in the boys not savagery, isn’t a depiction of good versus evil but bravery versus fear. In order to stand up against fear there must be strength and good. The death of Simon and Piggy represents all of the good in the boys has been beaten out and gnawed on by that fear.
While Ralph loses his ideas of morality and order due to his participation in the hunt, Ralph and Jack compete for power and position. This shows that the group is breaking apart and their idea of a utopian society can never be accomplished because there are always flaws that must be incorporated to have a prosperous community. The group denies Piggy’s contribution due to his physical appearance: “Only Piggy was no chief. But Piggy, for all his ludicrous body, had brains” (78). Piggy is a
The creature’s mental knowledge is very small-minded and intolerant, causing his understanding of justice to be exceedingly narrow. The monster’s isolation from society is forced by its fate. Nobody could with handle the hideous looks given by the creature 's appearance, this made it nearly impossible for the creature to have any interaction with any sort of human. To illustrate, the creation said while reciting his tale to Victor “And what was I?
In contrast, extremely savaged evil without them humiliating, beating, even killing each other. Personality duality crystalized deeply within the character of Ralph who elected as the head of the small society after surviving the plane crash over an inhabitable island; thenceforward, the good side take control of nearly all the events until the moment when Simon was running from the forest and surprise them with the nihility of the pest at the Barbecue. Unfortunately, Simon got mistakenly considered as the pest evenly, everyone including Ralph the decent one who seek organization, gathered together and killed him with no mercy. Next day, Ralph attempted to forget and deny the horror of last night crime. The author attempts to exhibit especially in this case that Individualism produces evil and community influence good actions of the person.
In Lord Of The Flies, William Golding uses many different symbols to show the boy’s development on the island as time goes on. Two of the most important symbols in this book are, the conch shell, and the pig’s head on a stick. The conch shell is used to show civilization and power. The pig’s head on a stick symbolizes loss of innocence, evil and the “beast” in all of the boys. Throughout the novel, the reader’s perception of these symbols tends to be different than the boy’s perception.
In the novel by the Lord of the Flies Golding creates a setting in which a group of boys happen to be involved in a plane crash during what would be WWIII. These boys, fearful of the jungle and the things lurking inside, band together in hopes to survive. The characters, Sam and Eric help the novel develop its theme of “man’s capacity for good and evil” through ways such as the twins’ loss of identity, allegory as human nature and symbol being the fire. Samneric have undergone many circumstances in which at times required them to do things for their own benefit. Jumping from one side to another, they rely on the strength provided by Jack and Ralph’s group to thus profit even if it the goal of benefitting is short term.