Raskolnikov Lord Of The Flies Analysis

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Raskolnikov has a theory, that getting rid of pests in his society he would be making it better. He deemed Ivanovna, his pawnbroker, as some vermin that needed to be eliminated and thought of her murder as being a favor to society. He is in a bar shortly before his crime, he feels hesitant but then overhears a conversation that further convinces him of his theory, the conversation is between two men that said: Kill her and take [Ivanovna's] money, so that afterwards with its help you can devote yourself to the service of all mankind and the common cause. What do you think, would not one tiny crime be wiped out by thousands of good deeds?'…'No more than the life of a louse, of a black-beetle, less in fact because the old woman is doing harm.'…'Of…show more content…
All the boys, savages and civilized, are responsible for the death of Simon. The savages feel as if Simon deserves what came to him since they are only trying to protect themselves from the 'Beast'; who they thought Simon was. They have no remorse nor regret, they choose to not accept any responsibility. A normal child would feel horrified and guilt, the savages did not. This portrays how much they have changed since the beginning of the novel, it portrays their psychological and emotional downfall. The civilized, Piggy and Ralph, are instantly in denial and tell themselves "we never done nothing, we never seen nothing" (Golding 174). Their unease and guilt indicate some hope of mental stability, but since they did take part of the murder their consequences will be the same as the savages: psychological and emotional downfall. Altogether, the boy's reactions to the murder is different, one side faces moral guilt and the other does not; the outcome is the same, their mental states both…show more content…
His character provided knowledge throughout the whole book, although he is often ridiculed and ignored his insight helps the boys with their survival. "His head opened and stuff came out and turned red.'…'the body of Piggy was gone [after the wave carried it away]" (Golding 201), Piggy's head being crushed open symbolizes intelligence being destroyed and the quick disappearance of his body could represent the instant takeover of savagery. Ralph is alone leaving only savages on the island. These vicious boys ignore morals which only lead further into their
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