Farewell To Manzanar Lord Of The Flies Analysis

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Throughout human history, evil or cruelty exist in various shapes and sizes; furthermore, it can be seen through Hitler's concentration camps and to the US Japanese internment camps. Various novels portray these situations, such as “Schindler's list” and “Farewell to Manzanar.” Some novels, however portray the evil and cruelty of human society such as the Lord of Flies, and it is a novel that detects the flaw of society to the defects of human nature.William Golding, the author of the Lord of the Flies, emphasise a person of innocence, turning into savagery due to evil within them. It emphasises that evil is a trait of humankind that cannot be destroyed. Golding utilises characterization and symbolism in Lord of the Flies to portray the theme that evil is an inborn trait of mankind. Through Jack’s character, Golding emphasises man’s cruelty and initiates its inherent corruption. Specifically, the beginning of the plot when Jack’s innocence is starting to fail and the evil inside of him is spurring showed it. As the meeting is called between the boys, Jack spoke in…show more content…
While Simon saw the Lord of the Flies he heard a message that tortures him that “Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill”(143). This demonstrates Simon’s breakthrough that the beast is not real, it cannot be hunted or killed. This further expresses Golding’s belief that the evil or the beast is not a figure which could not be destroyed. While Simon stared at the sow’s head, he heard “You knew, didn’t you? I’m part of you”(143). This further describes Simon breakthrough which he realised that the beast is within all of them. Which also emphasises Golding belief that the defects of human society which is evil can be traced back to the defects of human nature. Furthermore, Simon’s realisation brought Golding message which is evil is an inborn trait that cannot be
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