Savagery And Evil In William Golding's Lord Of The Flies

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The novel “Lord of the Flies” written by William Golding in 1954, is mainly about a large amount of kids survive from a plane crash and they find out they are on an uninhabited island. They begin by having a leader, trying to be rescued by the ships and plane passing, and hunting, but they find their evil side and become evil. The drawing, Satan and Beelzebub, was drawn by Sir Thomas Lawrence. 1795, he drew two naked people: one, called Satan, is summoning something. And holding a spear; the other is called as Beelzebub, also known as Lord of the Flies, who is also holding a spear, and seems supporting Satan. We can see savagery and evil inside the humanity from the book “Lord of the Flies” and the drawing Satan and Beelzebub. Book Lord of…show more content…
According to the novel Lord of the Flies, “Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood.” (Golding 192). This is what the hunters and Jack are singing this when they are killing Simon and dance around the fire. This shows that they want to kill something for fun, it can be a pig, a beast even a human being. They become savagery when they are dancing around fire and killing creatures when they want. Another detail shows that human are savagery is also in the Lord of the Flies “some of the boys wore black caps but otherwise they were almost naked” (Golding 84). In this quote, Jack and his hunters painted their faces during they are hunting. According to the Lord of the Flies, They become naked, uncivilized; in another word, they are more like the native India people, they became savagery. They gave up their rules and they gave up their clothes, they gave up their civilization to achieve their own joy. Above all, we can see savagery inside the…show more content…
We can see in the painting that the one with a crown is holding a spear and calling for something. “"From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it" (Job i. 7). Both question and answer, as well as the dialogue which follows, characterize Satan as that member of the divine council who watches over human activity, but with the evil purpose of searching out men 's sins and appearing as their accuser”(http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/13219-satan), this is the definition of Satan. What is he calling? According to the quote, in order to kill more children of the God, the Satan will confuse them to have wars. This is an action of evil. But this also make us wonder, how we not be evil but is attract by an evil action? The answer is this is we are born savagery. The evil is inside our humanity because the war is an action of both savagery and evil. Lawrence drew the aberration differently that we can see something under their feet is brighter and have higher temperature. There are fire under the Demon’s feet. It likes the army was assembling there, the Satan is having a speech to make them kill more enemy. This is an evil action too because he is making a large amount of people want to kill more
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