This society though, slowly spirals into disorder and eventually chaos. The main characters, Ralph and Jack, constantly contradict each other and fight for the loyalty of the younger boys and power. The author, William Golding, created this book to portray the potential evil in every human. These boys in particular are not inherently wicked but most of them do get caught up in the fantasy of having ultimate control which leads to the boys being unable to live amongst one another. The boys immaturity of living in the fantasy results in frivolous behavior throughout the start of the book.
Since the Underground Man’s character has been described as socially isolated since the beginning of the book, his difficulties expressing himself to other individuals was the commencement of a deep angry desire to have some authority over the officer. Rather than letting the incident go he torments himself with it and plans a revenge. A revenge that he cannot pursue because his low income does not allow him to play the role of a sophisticated
William Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies, is about a group of boys who struggle in maintaining a signal fire while stranded on an island. Often, people believe that the fire does not play an important role in the novel, however, the fire is actually much more sophisticated and is able to represent how their connection to society keeps the boys alive. By continuing to believe that the fire represents the boys’ rejection of society, readers will misunderstand Golding’s emphasis on having faith and reliance in society. Throughout the progression of the novel, Golding uses the symbol of fire to represent how the boys’ necessity for societal interventions and actions are important in everyday life. When the fire goes out, it signifies the boys losing their link to civilization and represents when their savage behavior begins to take over.
In “The Lord of the Flies” by William Golding the buildup of savage behavior is present because the boys are not capable of creating an effective leadership, punishment for one another, and enforced rules. Throughout the novel Roger goes unpunished for his sadistic behavior, Ralph is constantly overtaken by Jack, and the conch is repeatedly ignored. Civilization and its rule are a desperate need for humans, when we don’t have them to support us, we end up as the one thing we all fear:
Secondly, Simon’s shyness makes him have a lack of communication making him a bad leader. For instance, Simon is the first to recognize the fact that the beastie is actually the boys. He realizes it is the evil within them. As a matter of fact, Simon tries to explain what he has understood, but his shyness and lack of communication doesn’t make him able to tell the other boys. As the author stated, “Simon became inarticulate in his effort to express mankind’s essential illness” (Golding 97).
Jack compensates for his fear by displaying an act of savageness and fearlessness. He behaved in a rather disturbing manner, “[Jack] began to dance and his laughter became a bloodthirsty snarling.” This behaviour distracted Jack’s mind from the frightening truth. Jack was intent on convincing everyone else on the island to not show fear as well. Instead to channel that fear into rage and anger,"…fear can 't hurt you any more than a dream. There aren 't any beasts to be afraid of on this island .
The evil within humans energies when one fears to accept their actions, has desire for power and pride People will do anything to experience the feeling of power, even things that are inhumane. In the book the “Lord Of The Flies” by William Golding, the boys start to lose their confidence and as the days go by that they are on the island, the sense of gaining power is very high in both Jack and Ralph. While playing a game describing a hunt, they get more aggressive than needed. “Robert squealed in mock terror, then in real pain. ‘Ow!
Evil because of puissance, pride and Fear. Buddha once verbally expressed, “It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him into evil ways.” In the book, “Lord Of The Flies” by William Golding, the characters are British boys whose plane has been shot down and they land on an island. As they time goes by the group experiences vicissitudes in phrenic state and values and they go from civilized to savages. The boys perform actions that they may deem as compulsory for survival, but the way the actions occur show the evil and savagery. The evil within human energies when one fears to accept their actions, has the desire for power and pride People will do anything to experience the feeling of puissance, even things that are inhumane.
In Lord of the Flies, the only one who truly learns and discovers the truth about fear is Simon. On the island the group of boys discover that there may be a beastie. With this thought in their head, some of the boys like Jack have this insane thought of hunting it down. This thought later drives the group of boys to become obsessed about the beast. Simon knew the truth; “maybe there is a beast…what I mean is maybe it’s only us”(Golding 89).
There are many examples of savagery on the island that take place in the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding. The boys on the island display evil characteristics such as trying to kill each other, bullying and manipulation, and corruption. The savagery in the hearts of the boys on the island show the savage characteristics that can also displayed in today’s civil society. The savagery in Lord of the Flies contrasts to modern society in that the boys largely choose savagery over society. When the boys try to make a stable society, it instead turns into savagery.