The Lord of the Flies is Satan. “This is ridiculous. You know perfectly well you’ll only meet me down there—so don’t try to escape!” (pg. 143) When the Lord of the Flies says, “…you know perfectly well you’ll only meet me down there,” the author isn’t meaning you’ll meet me down in Jack’s tribe. “Down there" is an
Lord of the Flies by William Golding is a book about a group of boys stuck on a deserted island who try to organize their own society which results in a series of events and disasters. This book portrays many different personalities and characters that are important parts of the book. One of the protagonists, Simon, has a plethora of fine qualities such as kindness, intuition, thoughtfulness, and virtue. These qualities shape Simon into a Christ-like figure. Simon is shown to be an image of Christ through his tender-hearted nature, prophetic-like qualities, and understanding of the beast within the boys.
That’s what you’ll get!” (Golding 181). These words were spoken by Jack right after the death of Piggy, and it shows that he didn’t care about Piggy’s life, he only cared about having power and living prosperously in his own ideals. Overall the Lord of the Flies is a novel that shows the savagery inside every person regardless of how civilized they seem to be. Whether people want to believe it or not they are selfish and are evil on the inside which is told by the Lord of the Flies in the book. This is truly shown by the conch and its ability to create meetings, give people the ability to speak, and the destruction of the
Of all of the aspects mentioned earlier, the best and most interesting would be the symbolic aspect, which is brilliantly showcased throughout the novel. In Lord of the Flies, the characters possess distinguishable traits that define and symbolize every boy (Li & Wu, 2009, p.119). For example, Golding portrays that men are inherently evil, and Jack helps in proving that description. Jack symbolizes savagery and, throughout the novel, is described to be angry and in need of blood (Li & Wu, 2009, p.119). Contrarily, since the novel is only male based, this urges us to think about the opposing point of view where “Lord of the Flies” only consisted of female characters.
Simon is a character Golding used to create a Christian allegory in The Lord of the Flies. Golding conveyed a Jesus-like figure through Simon, whereas the Lord of the Flies is the Devil. Simon stayed moral and human while the rest of the boys became savages as the society crumbled. Simon knew the beast the other boys talked about was their own fear. That is was just the evil side of their human nature.
The deep emotional struggle bullies face is evident in Lord of the Flies by William Golding. Without adult supervision on the island, the boys must guide themselves through their weaknesses. They act out as uncontrolled, dangerous boys to cover up their insecurities. By acting as strong, ruthless killers, the boys look stable and invincible to the others. In order to appear strong, boys in Lord of the Flies exploit the weaker boys and conceal their own insecurities.
The two items’ symbolic meaning all depends on the users. The Lord of the Flies is ultimately a novel about power and how humans yearn to have the ultimate supremacy. One of the first things discovered on the island is the conch shell. Ralph finds it at the bottom of a lagoon, and it is a very valuable object. With the shell, Ralph is able to call all of the other boys to him.
Golding wants readers to see much more, creating an image of how the world changes because of the evil inside each person. The Lord of the Flies is a microcosm of the larger world. The symbols of the conch shell and The Lord of the Flies illustrate order, evil, and how the two subjects relate and create a reason for the larger world’s corruption.
The Lord of the Flies is not only the opposing, but probably the dark side of Simon himself. The dark side of Simon uses Simon’s self-accusation of blaming himself that he is the one to cause the confliction between the civilization and that by him not saying about the beast being them, it shows how much struggle Simon had by showing his inner feelings. It is the fate of human to be tested from their temptations of evil. Ralph when at last discovers that the beast is themselves, by seeing Simon die shows us that the evil can only be recognized by the
The references in the novel of religion help some scholars classify it as a biblical allegory. However on the contrary “the novel 's allusions to the Old and New Testaments turn out to be ironic and thus criticize religion...not only the abundance of biblical images and themes in the text, but also the ways in which religion and religious themes are used.” (Ross). In the Garden of Eden, the boys are symbolically linked to Adam and Eve before the fall. Goldings description of the island resembles the Garden of Eden, by its scenery, and abundance in fruit. Ralph’s first action on the island is to take off his clothes and bathe.