Savagery In Lord Of The Flies Foreshadowing Analysis

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The people before us, the natives to our land were ‘savage’. The people before us wore war paint, they hunted and killed, they even had human sacrifices. They had leaders, the ones who were the chief of the tribes or clans. So what makes the young boy’s so different from our natives? In lord of the flies by William Golding there were boys who came from a very ‘domesticated’ lifestyle. The boys in the book lord of the flies came from a life in Britain. They came from having tea time to being trapped on an island with no parents to exert authority. The ‘savagery’ is not ‘savagery’ at all, it is simply just them losing the innocence that they once had. Yet this ‘loss of innocence’ In The Lord of The Flies is represented by not just foreshadowing but by…show more content…
Simon was the first to be killed by the force of man. Simon was small and not very loud, but he had more center of gravity than you would expect from a 10 or 11 year old. Out of all of the boys in the group he had more peace with the fact that he was trapped. Between him and Piggy they really never lost their innocence, they were just trapped in the middle. And when he went to try and bring back some innocence to the other boys and to assure them that the best was just their fear he was killed by the touch of the boys. "Surrounded by a fringe of inquisitive, bright creatures, itself a silver shape beneath the steadfast constellations, Simon's dead body moved out toward the open sea"(Golding 154). This represents foreshadowing because it paved their way to losing almost all of their innocence. “‘Ralph tells Piggy, "That was murder." Piggy, on the other hand, tries to rationalize, saying maybe Simon is all right, "It was an accident," "Coming in the dark--he hadn't no business crawling like that out of the dark,(140)’” yet they still have some innocence because the morning after Simon perished they were all too ashamed to even say the word

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