Lord Of The Flies Religious Allegory

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William Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies in my opinion is a religious allegory; the characters and island symbolize something religious. The novel Lord of the Flies is a religious allegory that explores the inherent evil in human nature. The novel follows a group of british boys who became savage, echoing the biblical story of Adam and Eve’s fall from grace. In this novel Golding is using the beast to symbolize the devil. Golding describes the beast as a big snake-like thing. “ Tell us about the snake-thing. Now he says it was a beastie. Beastie? A snake-thing. Ever so big”(43). The description Golding gives for the beast clearly symbolizes the devil. Ralph explained to the boys that there isn't a beastie on the island and believes that you can only find them in big countries. They still didn't believe Ralph due to the fact they saw the beast. “ You couldn't have a beastie, a snake-thing, on an island this size you can only get them in big countries like in Africa, or India… He still says he saw the beastie”(43). After they see the beast they know it's on the island and Ralph still says there's no beast on the island. …show more content…

Jack represents evil the whole novel. Jack is one of the most chaotic characters and the most evil one. “Jack made a rush and stabbed at Ralph's chest with his sphere” (177). What Jack did to Ralph clearly shows that Jack is evil and the most violent one. Ralph on the other hand represents civilization and good. Some of the things he does is call meetings, build shelters, explore island,and listens to piggy's advice. “... bald tree trunks and crowns of feathery palm… Ralph was standing by a contraption of palm trunks and leaves…”(49). Ralph and his group built a shelter in case it rains and for their

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