They felt as though they were at death 's door and they had to be willing to do anything to survive. Also fear was the driving force and without hat, some basic needs potentially would not have been met. For instance, if the boys were not worried about survival the wouldn 't have to kill the pig or built shelter. The fear of death was useful for the boys because it helped them live to fight another day. In conclusion, fear is the roots cause of the main conflict.
Maybe it’s Only Us “The battleline between good and evil runs through the heart of everyone man.” (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn). The book “Lord of The Flies” was published in 1954 by William Golden. Golden wanted his book to show how everyone can lose their humanity. Goldening told a story about what can happen to anyone. Goldening was strongly taken back by what had happened with the Natzies and how other people saw it as an awful time.
Humans are fundamentally wicked. William Golding, author of the bestselling novel ‘Lord of the Flies’, understood this basic principle. Thus, he wove it in as a theme in his book. In ‘Lord of the Flies’, William Golding discusses the nature of man in order to reveal that human nature is essentially evil by using indirect characterization and personification. William Golding uses indirect characterization to show that human nature is corrupt because humans naturally revert to a state of violence and evil.
Fear is a strange thing, it starts out little and innocent, but if it is left uncontrolled it festers. In the book, The Lord of the Flies by William Golding, people wonder, “What happened to those innocent, little boys?” and “Who is behind this new-found fear and corruption inside the boys?” It isn’t until the Lord of the Flies is introduced this questioned is answered. The Lord of the Flies (the pig’s head on a stick) is the one behind the corruption in the boys. It isn’t the pig’s head making this corruption pop up suddenly; it is the spirit inside the pig’s head. The Lord of the Flies is Satan.
Of all of the aspects mentioned earlier, the best and most interesting would be the symbolic aspect, which is brilliantly showcased throughout the novel. In Lord of the Flies, the characters possess distinguishable traits that define and symbolize every boy (Li & Wu, 2009, p.119). For example, Golding portrays that men are inherently evil, and Jack helps in proving that description. Jack symbolizes savagery and, throughout the novel, is described to be angry and in need of blood (Li & Wu, 2009, p.119). Contrarily, since the novel is only male based, this urges us to think about the opposing point of view where “Lord of the Flies” only consisted of female characters.
This shows the human nature of children and men when they are away from society and order for a long time. If they do not get what they want, then they will drive themselves crazy trying to fight and in turn, become savages, who are focused on killing and hunting. They are blinded by their anger and illusions that they forget about the real point, which is trying to escape from the island and their new goal is to kill each other off so they alone can be the chief of the island, but eventually all the boys will have to end up dying from natural causes or battles if they are not saved by a ship. Their morals are ruined and this leads to further chaos on the island. Once the chaos starts to happen on the island, Ralph also starts to rethink his idea of being chief.
As stated in “Maybe it’s only us”, one of the boys says “maybe there is a beast… what I mean is… maybe it’s only us… Simon became inarticulate in his effort to express mankind’s illness.”(Doc F). Simon eventually found out that a human could be capable of behaving like a terrifying creature. In “the Beast is Human”, Simon, the same boy who understood how cruel humans could be, “sets off, weak and staggering, to tell the other boys that the beast is human.”(Doc E). The boy found the body of the man terrorizing the children on the island and realized how being cruel mankind could be. People are capable of something so harsh and tormenting that they could be considered monsters.
Throughout the novel of Lord of the Flies, William Golding provides a profound insight into human nature. Golding builds on a message that all human beings have natural evil inside them. To emphasize, the innate evil is revealed when there’s lack of civilization. The boys are constantly faced with numerous fears and eventually break up into two different groups. Although the boys believe the beast lives in the jungle, Golding makes it clear that it lurks in their hearts.
Chapter 9 is the epitome of what Lord of the Flies embodies. The true nature of of the book is unfold and paints a bold image of what’s to come. In Lord of the Flies the theme of loss of innocence through making decisions is shown through repetition of situations, foreshadowing, symbolism, and the stark contrast of young boys doing savage and adult but inhuman things to
Lord of the Flies follows the story of british boys stranded on an island trying to make a civilization and how it comes to fall at the hands of the boys. The novel focuses in on the ideas of innocence, fear, power and primitivity. Irony in the novel shows the reader that one’s primal nature and inner evil can affect society on a large scale. Goldings use of symbolism in relation to themes in the novel shows how people can have rules in civilization but the people rule civilization. In the beginning of the novel, the boys wanted rules and order but it later went to chaos.