Good And Evil In Lord Of The Flies Analysis

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The good the evil and the balance in between
Good and evil can be found within everyone, most people have an equal balance while others tend to lean more to one side or the other. The novel Lord of the Flies is a novel written by author William Golding. The novel focuses on a group of young trying to survive on an uninhabited island. Golding portrays the themes of good, evil and a balance between both threw three specific boys in the group, Jack, Ralph, and Simon. Each boy is a representation of either savagery, civilization or purity, these are used as metaphors for good, evil and a balance between both. Jack symbolizes evil, he serves as a model for savagery which is what evil is represented as in the novel. Ralph is used as a symbol of the how there is good in evil and evil and good. He represents civilization which in the novel is a representation of a balance between the contradicting themes of good and evil. Simon symbolizes goodness. His
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"Someone 's got to go across the island and tell Piggy we 'll be back after dark."
Bill spoke, unbelieving.
"Through the forest by himself? Now?"
"We can 't spare more than one."
Simon pushed his way to Ralph 's elbow."
"I 'll go if you like. I don 't mind, honestly." (page _____) Simon volunteers to go to Piggy because he is the only one that is not afraid of travelling in the forest by himself. He is not afraid because he is one with nature. Unlike Ralph, Simon is capable of seeing the evil in that lurks within the boys. He regularly has fainting spells, before one of these episodes he hallucinates the Lord of the Flies, a pig head speared by a stick poking out of the ground placed by Jack, speaking to him. The pig head tells Simon about the evil that is inside the boys, and that they are capable of greatly evil things.
“Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill!”said the head.

For a moment or two the forest and all the other dimly appreciated places echoed with
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