Lord Of The Flies Transformation Analysis

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Discoveries fundamentally further an individual’s understanding of themselves and the world around them, as these discoveries define who we are. Thus, individual transformations and discoveries coincide as corresponding catalysts, formulating an individual’s transformed identity through their dynamic perceptions. This is conceptually explored within Shakespeare’s 1611 tragicomedy ‘The Tempest,’ and William Golding’s 1954 novel ‘Lord of the Flies,’ through the ramification of disrupting natural order, which elicits personal transformations that prompts newfound discoveries. Consequently, both texts explore the implications of an individual’s morality and perception of the human condition as these discoveries are foundation upon which an individual’s …show more content…

In the case of Ralph, his personal transformation from idealism to pessimism prompts his discovery of the human condition as he weeps ‘for the loss of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart’ this lament ironically symbolising the implications of his discoveries, because despite Ralph weeping like a child he’s been stripped of his negligent identity as he discovers the absence of true innocence within the human condition. Conceptually developed through the boys progressive disintegration of civility, where innocence portrayed in ‘a little dark boy...smiled cheerfully at everyone,’ juxtaposes their final depiction illustrated in ‘at once...no words, and no movement but the tearing of teeth and claws,’ where the omission of words and extended metaphor thereby epitomises that this savagery lays innately profound, tainting Ralph’s perceptions of humanity formulates his transformed identity. Accentuated, through the island’s early edenic portrayal, the mythical allusion to the Garden of Eden metaphorically insinuates the temptations towards corruption, therefore as the landscape descends into a hellish space it symbolises Ralph’s discovery and transformation in regards to what lays within humanity which completely imposes his childish

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