Lord Of The Flies Corruption Quotes

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Everyone may seem innocent at the moment of birth, but there is an entity hiding beneath the pure heart, corruption. Babies are the embodiment of innocence yet they grow with corruption. The novel by William Golding, Lord of the Flies, portrays a society run by naïve kids, but the island’s influence takes a toll on the boys’ sanity. In Lord of the Flies, William Golding depicts a group of innocent young boys’ corruption without civilization through a progression of aggressive diction and unsettling imagery to reveal people’s capacity for evil. Golding utilizes diction of madness in order to describe the boys’ jump into Jack’s society of savagery and manipulation. Jack commands his hunters to capture Sam and Eric after confusing them: “The …show more content…

Prior to the altercation between Jack and Ralph, Ralph provokes him with insults: “You’re a beast and a swine and a bloody, bloody thief!” (161). The usage of beast and swine implicates a comparison between Jack and the Lord of the Flies. By comparison, the evil and destructive society of the shady imagination is the twin brother of Jack’s strong, savage society. Meanwhile, the symbolism of a thief is a relative of the two societies. Both of the societies gathered members through manipulation of naïve kids. During Jack and Ralph’s fight, Jack “swung his fist at Ralph’s ear,” while Ralph “hit Jack in the stomach,” (161). Ralph’s ear symbolizes reasoning and logic and Jack’s stomach symbolizes his tenacity. Their body parts’ images represent the motives for the separate societies lead by the two boys. The shock of realization “by each other’s ferocity” unnerves Ralph and Jack leading to the conclusion of their brawl (162). The two leaders, Jack and Ralph, were once friends and allies, however some relationships never last. Jack’s evasion of his responsibilities and Ralph’s strictness create a rift between them that can’t be …show more content…

Jack and his hunters transform into “a solid mass of menace” after Piggy’s rambling about right and wrong (162). The imagery of the boys resembles a hostile crowd judging a peaceful speaker. The solid mass acts as a murderer during the tranquil speech. Immediately, the island unleashes a prophecy as “the storm beat an incantation of hatred,” (163). The personification of the storm refers to a witch. The author’s utilization of incantation provides a magical connotation. The storm casts a hex that conjures “the monstrous red thing that struck Piggy,” (163). The color red resembles danger which is shown through its hostility. Concurrently, the word monstrous has a frightful connotation attached to it. The object’s imagery is similar to a giant boulder, huge and intimidating. Following Piggy’s death, the sea appears to have anticipated the death as it “breathed again in a long, slow sigh,” (163). The significance of the sigh is the island’s correct prediction of a death. The death of logic would be forgotten and manipulation will control

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