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Thesis: In Lord of the flies, Golding uses the beast as a symbol to convey that while individuals believes savagery comes from external threats, The real savagery is inside them Introduction: The Lord of the Flies is a story in which a plane in the midst of WW2 is shot down. A group of boys on the plane escape to an island and spend the time there learning trying to survive on an uninhabited island. One of the little kids said that he saw a beast, which frightens the other boys. Due to Jack, one of the older boys wanting more power, There is increasing tension between Ralph, the group leader, and Jack which causes Jack to leave Ralph’s group and forming his own called the Hunters. Jack then sticks the head of a pig that he killed on …show more content…

The boys first come across the beast after a younger boy says he saw a beast-like creature. The beast first is believed to be a large snake animal that hides in the forest. They then consider the beast to be a ghost or a sea creature. Later, after seeing the dead paratrooper that had landed in the mountains, the boys are sure of a fearsome beast that traverses and terrorizes the island. We can see in all the boy’s depictions of the beast a trait of savagery. When the boys first land on the island, We can see from all their depictions of the beast, they are scared of the thought of savagery and that fear manifested itself into many thoughts of a large and ferocious being, all “savage” …show more content…

We can see this when Jack and his tribe first start to become more savage-like, camouflaging their faces, killing animals, and become more “ape-like”. This is further shown when Simon, the boy that represents the good in human nature, hallucinates and imagines the pig head that Jack stuck on a stick is talking to him. The pig head says things like “ You thought the beast was something physical you could kill” and “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 like they are?”. This quote proves that they beast isn’t something physical, but in fact something that’s inside them all. The boys mistaking Simon for the beast shows now that the boys think that . This is shown when the Lord of the flies says: "we shall do you? See? Jack and Roger and Maurice and Robert and Bill and Piggy and Ralph. Do you. See?". The point that Everyone, even Piggy and Ralph helped kill Simon signifies The island as a whole becoming more savage-like and shows that the boys now believes Simon, a symbol of good-hearted human nature in the book, as the beast contrasts to the beginning where they thought the beast was savage, now believe the beast to be the good of human nature, which conveys how far the boys have

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