Lord Of The Flies Good And Evil Analysis

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The good the evil and the balance in between
Good and evil can be found within everyone, most people have an equal balance while others tend to lean more to one side or the other. The novel Lord of the Flies is a novel written by author William Golding. Golding portrays the themes of good, evil and a balance between both. He does so by using three specific boys in the group, Jack, Ralph, and Simon to embody these themes. Each boy represents one of the following symbols: savagery, civilization or purity, these symbols represent the three themes. Jack serves as a model for savagery which is a symbol of evil. Ralph represents civilization which is a representation of a balance between the contradicting themes of good and evil. Simon represents
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‘Through the forest by himself? Now?’ ‘We can 't spare more than one.’ Simon pushed his way to Ralph 's elbow. ‘I 'll go if you like. I don 't mind, honestly." (Golding ?) Simon volunteers to go to Piggy because he is the only one that is not afraid of travelling in the forest by himself. He is not afraid because he is one with nature. As another argument, unlike Ralph, Simon is capable of seeing the evil in that lurks within the boys. An example of how is this proven is because he regularly has fainting spells. Before one of these episodes he hallucinates the Lord of the Flies, a pig head suspended on a spear poking out of the ground placed by Jack, speaking to him. The pig head tells Simon about the evil that is inside the boys, and that they are capable of evil things. “Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill!’ said the head. For a moment or two the forest and all the other dimly appreciated places echoed with the parody of laughter. ‘You knew, didn 't you? I 'm part of you? Close, close, close! I 'm the reason why it 's no go? Why things are what they are?” (Goldi) This hallucination is actually his subconscious warning him about the evil taking over in the other boys. With this information Simon tries to make the other boys see the evil in themselves. He does so by bringing the parachute to the boys to explain that the best is not real and that they are simply making it up. With this information. In other words, Simons purity and goodness leads him to see what the other boys
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