Finally, as the title of the book would suggest, the Lord of the Flies plays a huge part in the development of the theme. It represents the evil in all people and the boys’ descent, or decay, into savages. It first appears in chapter eight, when Simon enters his little clearing and sees the decomposing pig head surrounded by flies. He imagines a voice, intended to be the voice of the devil, talking to him. At one point, the Lord of the Flies says, " 'This is ridiculous.
When visited by the lord of the flies, Simon hears voices telling him about the beast within all of us and then proceeds to faint. Simon is the embodiment of forethought and vision in the novel. This can be inferred as he relays to the boys, the message from the pig’s head on a stick. Simon’s death symbolizes the loss of conscience and the beginning of depersonalization, “The beast was on its knees in the center, its arms folded over its face. It was crying out against the abominable noise something about a body on the hill.
Piggy, the only one with glasses is an outcast, not only because he wears glasses, but also because he is a “fatty”(17). Jack and Ralph do not even let Piggy finish a sentence without saying “Shut up!” which creates the feeling of pity towards Piggy and the feeling of hatred towards the other boys. Piggy also suffers from “ass-mar” giving the boys another reason to verbally harass him for his lack of fitness. Despite his problems, Piggy being the kind and generous boy continues to help start a fire by carrying branches up the mountain. Yet Jack uses his assertiveness and authority over the pig’s meat and denies Piggy any meat.
The setting is presented as ‘beautiful’ and ‘flawless’ whilst on the other hand Jack is presented as “something dark fumbling along”. This implies that Jack, and the children on the island, are the beasts, creatures, referred to in the title ‘Lord of the Flies’. Whereas in the text of Macbeth, the setting is first presented as evil, stated by Macbeth “no foul and fair a day I have not seen“. On the contrary Macbeth is presented as ‘brave’ and ‘courageous’, ‘the savior of the day’, this implies that the writers chose the great difference in setting and character for the reader to
In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, a group of British schoolchildren are marooned on an isolated island, but the story soon takes a dark turn when the boys realize that there may be a beast on the island with them. The novel illustrates the need for civilization and the innate evil in humans; however, Simon is seemingly an exception to all of the rules that the author has set. He is in no way evil, and the purity of his soul is unparalleled in any other. Simon appears as a biblical, almost Christ-like figure among the savage and flawed population. His characterization has a immense impact on the story’s overall meaning and purpose, demonstrating many interesting themes that warrant further scrutiny.
Therefore, they become like savage dogs and only think about killing. A beast rises with them and forces get worse. The boys become naturally evil and savages as their journey continues. That is why human naturally lie and the truth is not first. And that is obvious when he wrote the book.
The most good-natured person in the story, Simon, believes evil, symbolized by the Lord of the Flies, is within everyone. At one assembly on the platform, he says,”’Maybe… maybe there is a beast...What I mean is… maybe it’s only us’” (Golding 89). Although the rest of the boys laugh, even Piggy, Simon has the idea that this is true. His idea is furthermore confirmed later when he imagines the Lord of the Flies says,”’Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill!... You knew, didn’t you?
Society’s thoughts and beliefs can play a very influential role on one’s thoughts and beliefs. In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird Scout and Jem torment their neighbor Boo Radley due to his ominous and timid nature throughout the story. The children encounter Bob Ewell, who is bitter after the children’s father Atticus exposes Ewell’s daughter for being a fraud in court. Ewell then seeks out revenge on Atticus by intending to murder his children. Boo Radley saves the children, then the children begin to recognize the error of their ways.
Simon, a quiet young boy, wandered away from the crowd and eventually went mad of dehydration. In his stupor, Simon hallucinated that beast was speaking to him in the form of a pig’s head. “Fancy thinking the beast was something you could hunt and kill! … You know, didn’t you? I’m part of you?
This has a correlation to everyone has a murderous intent deep inside. “I, a lapsed pacifist fallen from grace puffed with Darwinism pieties for killing now drew a bead on the little woodchuck’s face.” This shows that the speaker begins to fall from his humane side and the villain side started to come out. The uncontrollable lust for blood could not be stopped and it continued until he killed a plethora of woodchucks. Another example showing the author giving an atmosphere that everyone has a