Lord Of The Flies Quotes

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The complex idea that is shown with my mask is loss of innocence. Loss of innocence is shown in Lord of the Flies especially when the boys kill Simon, the only truly innocent one on the island. His whole time on the island, he knew that the other boys were the beast, the savage ones. He always knew that their innocence was lost. Another way loss of innocence is shown in Lord of the Flies is that as the boys were being rescued, Ralph cried for the first time and he cried for “the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart, and the fall through the air of the true, wise friend called Piggy.” This quote shows how in the end, all innocence is lost for Ralph and the boys. They became fully animal and savage. My mask shows the loss of innocence by showing innocence being taken over by savagery through a human being taken over by an animal. I chose the peach color to look like a human, which symbolizes the innocence of the boys when they first arrived on the island. The fragments of animal fur show how the boys …show more content…

They are also powerful because they are liberating, making it so that a person, no matter who, can become who they really are. This power is shown through Lord of the Flies because the mask allows the boys to be their true selves and leave their own humanity. In the novel, the boys’ masks represent their escape from humanity, authority, and civilization. The masks in Lord of the Flies liberate their true nature. After Jack’s tribe stole Piggy’s glasses, Piggy, Ralph, Sam, and Eric had to go back to Jack’s tribe to retrieve the glasses, but they were all scared to go because “they understood only too well the liberation into savagery that the concealing paint brought.” This quote shows how the masks made the boys into their true, evil selves making the boys’ once civilized and orderly society collapse among them, and become an uncivilized

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