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.
In the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding by far the most interesting aspect about the novel would be its theme. In the novel Lord of the Flies World War III begins and while attempting to escape the war a bunch a boys go on a plane that crashes on an island with no adults. While they are there they struggle between living in civilization or savagery, a constant theme that we see throughout the book. We are able to see this theme in many different parts of the novel. We can see it through our characters, through the symbols, and through the events that take place throughout the novel.
It is shocking how quickly people can change from being good to becoming savages. In Lord of the Flies, a plane crashed and some schoolboys got stranded on an island where they have to survive on their own but end up failing and become savages. Chapter 9 concluded with having Simon go out to find the beast and discovers there is no beast; on his way back everybody is dancing in the rain and eating meat, but when they see this figure coming down, they think it’s the beast so they end up killing the beast, which was actually Simon.From the events above, they connect to the theme because fear got inside of them once they saw a dark figure and turned them into bloodthirsty savages.In Lord of the Flies, William Golding employs figurative language, diction, and juxtaposition to convey the theme of fear. Golding states examples how figurative language is used in the book Lord of the Flies.Golding uses many different examples such as “The beast was harmless and horrible” (Golding 147), based on the quote it represents irony because even
This creates tension by getting the reader to worry about the kid and to question what happened to him. This stays with you throughout the story. In the story, Lord of Flies, the author, William Golding, uses diction, imagery and detail to create an intense tone for the novel. The story delivers a good description of the fears that any normal person would feel. It also illustrates the demons that may lay in the human heart, even the hearts of children.
They find what they think to be the “beast”, and attack it. “At once the crowd surged after it… leapt onto the beast, screamed, struck, bit, tore.” As the crowd dissipates, they “could see how small a beast it was.” It was in actuality Simon, who ironically died to what he came to tell them of. This savage nature that humanity was capable of was frequently alluded to by the book, and commented on by Golding himself, ultimately showing us the true meaning of the “beast”. Throughout “The Lord of the Flies”, the “beast” is ever present and ever changing. It manifests their fears, the war, then their savagery.
The quote “‘Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill!’ said the head.” (Golding 164) expresses that the Lord of the Flies is divulging to Simon that the evil is not something that can be hunted or killed but is within the boys. Simon also learns that the beast of evilness was in the boys all along. The theme Inherent Evil of Man is displayed through Simon learning that evil is within the boys and that this was the beast. This shows how the evil action appears as a beast and the understanding of evilness by
The novel Lord of the Flies is about a group of schoolboys who are stranded on an unknown island and their journey of how they try to survive, but fail. The story lacks any real female character. But why? There no complete answer to this question, but I think it is because in the story the boys learn the a few lessons such as: responsibility, maturity, and respect. "The world, that understandable and lawful world, was slipping away" The boys had challenges and unfortunately not everyone survived.
Lord of the Flies is a book based around boys that have been marooned on a small island. Eventually, these children resort to drastic measures to ensure their survival. The Stanford prison experiment was based on men getting sent to prison, and it highly resembled the events that took place in the novel Lord of the Flies. The basic premises of the two are to show the effects of savagery and dehumanization. Lord of the Flies and the prison experiment both offer a surplus of symbolism and characterization.
The Lord of the Flies is not only the opposing, but probably the dark side of Simon himself. The dark side of Simon uses Simon’s self-accusation of blaming himself that he is the one to cause the confliction between the civilization and that by him not saying about the beast being them, it shows how much struggle Simon had by showing his inner feelings. It is the fate of human to be tested from their temptations of evil. Ralph when at last discovers that the beast is themselves, by seeing Simon die shows us that the evil can only be recognized by the
While Simon saw the Lord of the Flies he heard a message that tortures him that “Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill”(143). This demonstrates Simon’s breakthrough that the beast is not real, it cannot be hunted or killed. This further expresses Golding’s belief that the evil or the beast is not a figure which could not be destroyed. While Simon stared at the sow’s head, he heard “You knew, didn’t you? I’m part of you”(143).