In the words of David Gemmell, “there is evil is all of us, and it is the mark of a man how he defies the evil within.” The beast in the novel starts as a symbol of fear and something that was ignored but ends up creating chaos and representing evil. In William Golding 's, Lord of the Flies, the boys making fun of the little boy for being scared of the beastie and the boys doubting Sam and Eric, Simons hallucination, and Simon 's death are evidence that show the evil and ignorance in the boys. There are many signs of ignorance towards the beast in the novel. One example of ignorance towards the beast is when the boys made fun of the little boy for being scared of the beast. When the little boy brought up the beast the first time, the older boys, “laughed and cheered,” (Golding.
In Lord of the Flies terrible things happened, starting with the fire that killed many littluns.“The boys looked at each other fearfully, unbelieving...Beneath them, on the unfriendly side of the mountain, the drum-roll continued”(Golding,46). In that moment the boys on the island were stained with sin, therefore washing away the innocence that they had left. As the birthmark boy dies, so does our innocence. Most of the time it is hard to realizes that is gone, and like the boys of the island, in that moment, they weren't entirely sure. The many deaths on the island represented a painful time, and memory, for the boys who were left.
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.
Sykes easily manipulates Delia because he knows she fears snakes and him. When Sykes brings home the snake, Delia tells Sykes to kill the snake when she says "now Syke, don’t keep dat thing 'roun ' heah tuh skeer me tuh death. Thass do biggest snake Ah evah did see kill im Syke please" (par.4 pg5 ). Sykes is representing evil because he knows that Delia is scared of snakes, but he still brings one home. The snake represents fear because as long as the snake is around Delia is living in fear.
While Polyphemus may seem like too barbaric to be described as acting similar to that of a 20th century preacher, when both get into a fight they can be equally brutal. When the cyclops is met he has a wooden club with him. This club is probably used for attacking things. Then when they meet Big Dan under the tree, Big Dan decides to attack Everett and Delmar with a thick broken branch from a tree. Then in The Odyssey, Polyphemus kills Odysseus’ men in brutal ways by ripping them apart and then eating their remains, and in O’ Brother Where Art Thou, Big Dan kills Pete the toad by squishing him in his hand.
You knew, didn’t you? I’m part of you?” The Lord of the Flies identifies itself as the beast and conveys to Simon that the beast is inside human beings. Frightened by Lord of the Flies’ remark, Simon tries to tell the boys this news. Yet, evil and savagery overtook the boys, as they mistake Simon as the beast, and kill him. Simon’s death is the ultimate result of the effect the beast has on the
It has succeeded.” The fly intoned “But there were complications, the devil power was too strong....” The Lord of flies seemed to laugh. “You bastard, take me there now!” The serpent’s blood red eyes seemed to shine with a malevolent glint. “Have you forgotten, you cannot cross the world barrier. That child is on the other side, along with its mother’s corpse. HAHAHAHA” The lord of flies sneered as it teased the serpent.
Whenever personal perceptions are developed, it has an effect on the way we treat people. Misperception by society caused the monster to behave accordingly throughout his experience as a living being. Perceptions are developed at first sight of an individual’s physical appearance, which was the cause for the monster being outcast from society. Throughout the novel the monster becomes progressively evil, and seeks revenge on all mankind. As humans we need to be mindful as to how perceptions can affect people.
Out of this scene one can see that he sees himself as an outsider and wants to be liked by the other boys. When he finds out that the beast actually was a dead man with a parachute he wants to tell the others but is killed by them during an ecstatic dance. He is the first one to get killed and the only boy who remains innocent. Piggy and Simon have a lot in common. They are both described as physically weak and ill.
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