Lord Of The Flies Savagery Analysis

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“Lord of the Flies”, written in 1954 by William Golding, is an allegory of real life events that were happening at the time. The fictional book is set during WWIII, when a plane with a bunch of boys crashes on an island. With no adults left alive, they are forced to fend for themselves; to find a way to survive without falling into the shadow of savagery. The novel ends in a war between the “savage” boys and Ralph, the only surviving civilized boy. William Golding’s depiction of the true evil in this world is conveyed to the reader through the idea of savagery and war. Golding is saying that the worse kind of evil is displayed in the form of the actions that the boys to the island and themselves. Jack and the boys kill a friend out of pure savagery knowingly. Jack invites everyone to a feast at which he is drunk in the power he gets from actual killing and getting meat from a hunt. After eating so much, the boys decide to have a “dance”, in which they find a creature crawling out of the forest, which happens to be Simon trying to tell them about the beast, and kill him out of pure savagery which has blinded them. “‘Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood’” (Golding, 152) The boys, kill a friend they know and chant as though Simon was the beast, which they want to kill, but really the beast is the savagery inside of them. To regress into brutish beasts enough to kill one’s own friend is pure savagery. Jack and the boys also kill Piggy because they want to kill all
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