In William Golding’s, Lord of the Flies, it depicts the treacherous qualities of a man and the relation to the era of Golding’s time, Word War Two. The story proceeds to show the power of the human mind causing destruction on the island. Lord of the Flies is based on a group of young boys trying to place law and order on an island, in order for survival to occur. These young boys eventually turn into savages causing a tremendous amount of bloodshed. Golding wrote this book about a decade after World War Two.
Can you name a species that kills living things just for the thrill of it? Chances are, if you could think of one, it was humans. No other species on the face of the planet hunts for sport, tortures, or murders the way that humans do. Humans are one of the only species that kills without the purpose of food or survival. They murder, they torture, they engage in warfare, they seek revenge.
Human nature is defined as the composition of humans from their very core of traits and characteristics. The environment we are in and the genetics we have play a major role in the nature of humans. We aren 't one dimensional beings that are constantly predisposed to do one action, but instead we are rather facets of the same coin. There is so much behind human behavior that we keep making new discoveries on the expansive mind that tries to give an explanation on how and why we commit the actions that we do. In the novel Lord of the Flies, we recognize this theme present of human nature and the darkness embedded in it.
Everyone has this underlying darkness within them that is hidden away deep inside the nooks and crannies of their hearts. Golding demonstrates this through the use of his major characters, Ralph and Jack. In the novel, Lord of the Flies, the author William Golding utilizes character development to suggest the idea that when individuals are separated from civilization, dark forces will arise and threaten unity and harmony. Golding presents the protagonist, Ralph, who is decently intelligent and completely civilized, to demonstrate how once individuals are pulled away from civilization, the dark forces within them will arise and change how they are for the time being.
While the English school boys on the island fall to the influence of the beast and evolve into demonic creatures, modern U.S. high school students are not much different. Many adolescents let unachievable standards set by the media and their own peers dictate their social lives, and as a result, many teenagers, depressed, resort to unhealthy methods of dealing with stress when they are unable to reach the set standards. Recently within our nation, we have encountered barrages of evidence suggesting that stress levels for minors keep reaching new peaks every year. In a speech to the Brookfield East student body regarding the state of Western civilization in 2018, William Golding would, predictably, lecture upon the threat of detrimental assimilating INFLUENCEs and the dangers of demagoguery to our society. William Golding, having served in World War II, knew about the egregious disasters that could arise from brainwashing, detrimental influences.
Lord of the Flies dates back to 1954 when a famous novelist, William Golding decided to write a book which could show an unusual version of the human beings. Born into an environment where his mother was a suffragette and later experiencing World War II where human ruthlessness was at its peak, made him better inclined in to writing a piece where he could explain his readers how human beings react in different situations. The setting of the novel depicts a situation where the human behavior is rational. The novel hence persuades the readers to realize the importance of ethics and civilization and how their absence can disrupt the society .Furthermore, the novel shows a negative aspect of the mankind and explains the reason it develops savagery
Lord of the flies is a book that shows the changes in a band of boys who survive on a deserted island. The main theme of this novel is civilization and savagery. Civilization exemplifies the societies the boys lived in and leadership. On the other hand savagery shows the craving for authority. Golding very accurately showed the natural instinct of humans after the loss of civilization is savagery throughout the group of boys.
In the world, power has played an important role throughout one’s life. From the ancient monarchs to today’s government, it has always been present amongst them, so that they can take care and protect the people. However, one learns that this is not always the case. In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, a group of children stranded on an island decide to vote for a chief for order in the society. However, this power creates negative emotions amongst the children and causes pandemonium and conflict within their society.
Every human has a somber attitude hidden inside oneself that is exposed only in certain situations. The novel Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, is an excellent example of the evils that escape one in dangerous matters as it occurs to it’s characters. With Goldings rigorous tale of a group of stranded young boys and their suffering on an uncharted island, he creates an intensely frightening mood for his readers, which allows his tone to be portrayed. William Golding provides a clear description of his cynical and apathetic tone, using Imagery, Language, and Syntax. Golding uses Imagery on setting, objects, locations, and environments to interact with the readers senses, which creates a fearful mood, allowing an apathetic and cynical tone.
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.