Lord Of The Flies Quotes

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Antoine Nguyen period D
LOTF Essay

The Lord of the Flies by William Golding the beast an idea that one little boys created as a fear leads the boys to chaos and destruction. These boys who were once peaceful turn into savages who murder and torture their own. In the Lord of The flies the beast is more than it seems, the beast shows the violence hatred and evil in humans and alone on the island the boys not stranded by society rules turn to inner hatred within.
In The Lord of the Flies The boys show traces psychopathic behavior, this behavior goes unnoticed and shows the darkness the boys have. This quote shows one of the reasons the boys drove to chaos. ““His mind was crowded with memories; memories of the knowledge
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In this quote simon the odd boy has an idea ““What I mean is . . . maybe it’s only us”...simon inarticulate in his efforts to express mankind's essential illness”-89 Simon was the only boy who at this point didn't believe in the beast. The quote illustrates the picture that there is no beast. Simon is the only boy who at this point doesn't believe in the beast as an physical being, but within the boys. Simon tries to express this further but is intimidated by the boys and sits quietly. None of the other boys consider simons point and move on. Simon was the first person to realize that the beast they fear is the beast they are and drives them to human evil. Simons idea is vague at this point ““There isn’t anyone to help you. Only me. And I’m the Beast. . . . Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill! . . . 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 the way they are?”” Through out Simons phantasmagoria he fully understands the beast. When talking to the lord of the flies in his hallucination he taunts him self, he is able to conclude his theory of the beast. The beast is not lurking around the jungle but within the boys evil violence and savagery. This directly relates to the theme of the darkness within humans, The boys on the island without any civility and being young and vulnerable turn to the violence hatred and cruelty that is within human nature. To sum up the beast has the deeper of meaning of not being an actual beast but the boys
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