When the Lord of the Flies said to Simon, “fancy thinking the beast was something you could hunt and kill!” (Golding. pg.158), it showed that even if Simon did not know it, he subconsciously understood that the beast was not real, but something within all of them. This also shows that no matter how hard the boys try to stay good, the evil within them is something they cannot get rid of. Additionally, the end of the conversation Simon had with the Lord of the Flies also represents evil. At the end of the conversation, when Simon, “fell down and lost consciousness,” (Golding.
¨Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty, and dies with chaos.¨ (Will Durant) In Lord of the Flies by William Golding, the quality of society's morals depends upon the moral nature of its leader: Someone inclined to chaos and who rules with fear does not create a sustainable system. The boys are all stranded on the island with no adults, they try to make a sustainable and non fearless government system, the government system falls, and made Jack turn ‘evil’ and go his unsustainable government system way. When Jack starts to lose his innocence, he put some clay on his face to show that he was starting to turn to the chaos or the party side of things. “He looked in astonishment, no longer at himself, but at an awesome stranger.”
Sure it will hurt, but only for a little bit, right? Then it can all be over, done, and finished. But, common sense says that this can obviously cause bodily, permanent, and brutal harm. Thus, jumping is not wise. 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”.
Shakespeare’s ability to illustrate the battle between good and evil is arguably one of his best skills as a writer. Incorporating the art of the morality play, he shows the battle of these two forces for a man’s soul. But the beauty of his writing comes to light in how he shows this process. In both Macbeth and Othello, Shakespeare portrays evil as corrupting, while the source of evil differs. The religious preferences and philosophy of the English Renaissance affected Shakespeare’s writing.
Everyone is taught from birth that you need money and power to be successful in this world. Except, power can make people do unjustifiable things to others or to themselves. Does this mean everyone is inherently evil? In the book Lord of the Flies, a group of young boys get stranded on an island and try to make a society in order to survive. This society though, slowly spirals into disorder and eventually chaos.
The Duke and The King’s greatest contribution to the novel was their role in the moral development of Huckleberry Finn. Mark Twain’s creation of these characters gives an example of how bad people and bad situations can bring out the most compassionate qualities in those who can see the wrongfulness. The Duke and The King have the designation of major, static, antagonists, and they could also be described as foils for Huck. Throughout the novel, The Duke and The King are consistently bad influences for Huck. They would lie to and steal from innocent, unsuspecting families and towns; they had complete disregard for human life and dignity.
Once the conch shell shatters, the era of rationality completely ends, marking the beginning of a complete savage takeover. The conch at first represented a democracy and power, but in the end, it represented destruction and showed the evil in human beings. From the very beginning of the novel, more specifically Chapter 1, the conch shell is used as a blow horn to symbolize order, control, regulation, democracy, and power among a group of boys on an uninhabited island. A conch shell was discovered in the waters by Piggy and Ralph. Piggy then came up with the idea of using the conch shell as a blow horn to signal the boys on the island to join a meeting.
“The line between good and evil is permeable and almost anyone can be induced to cross it when pressured by situational forces.” (Phillip Zombardo) William Golding, the author of a well known book, “Lord of the Flies”, beliefs what Phillip Zombardo said about good and evil. According to the book he wrote, he thinks that humans can very easily cross the line between good and evil. In the book, there is a group of boys that their ages range gets stranded on an island and they have to survive. But as time goes along, evil started to overwhelm them by situational forces. Therefore, they become like savage dogs and only think about killing.
In this quote the Lord of the Flies is explaining that they should fear the beast inside of them, not a physical creature. Finally, The Lord of the Flies represents the devil and evil on the island. It is this evil of the devil inside of each of them that turned Jack and Roger to destruction and manic. Another
However, excess of it turns it into a wicked society, into the death drive and making it susceptible. Dionysus acted as an alien to the land of Thebes, intimidating their constancy, however he unleashed Pentheus’ inner weakness .Pentheus’ suffers his own punishments for not being able to recognize his inner ego. It could be said that civilization does distinguish humanity, however, civilization is frightened by it, if at any time it takes control over reason . If we refuse to acknowledge the existence of the pleasure principle, it will find its way to destroy us, no matter who is right. These natural forces are within us, and they are needed together with order, to gain power for any other external threat.