Franklin D. Roosevelt once said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, a group of boys crash landed on a deserted island with no adults. They must face conflicts with each other, the island, and themselves to survive. In chapter 9, Jack and his tribe had a feast, and invited all the other boys. During the feast, a storm rolled in, and they became animalistic while eating, chanting, and dancing around the fire. Meanwhile, Simon was on the mountain discovering that the beast wasn’t real.
Once the fire is made Jack says that he’ll “split up the choir--my hunters, that is--into groups, and we 'll be responsible for keeping the fire going” (Golding 44). Even after saying this Jack, knowingly, let the fire out in order to go hunting. Here can be seen an example of loss of civilization from Jack himself. Jack is so into hunting that he even chants inhumanely “Kill the pig. Cut her throat.
Beast, devil, evil, corruption, the seven deadly sins, they all represent some form of evil within humankind. Lord of the Flies is the story of schoolboys that have crash landed on an unoccupied island, and go through many hardships as they fight for power and try to be saved. Throughout the story, however, they boys go from having a civilized structure to utter chaos, they struggle for their lives and grasp for survival from a darker creature on the island. Within chapter nine, Simon discovers the beast for what it really is; meanwhile Ralph and Piggy decide to join the other bigguns for a feast with Jack’s tribe. The boys play and dine, and circle together for a “dance” when Simon stumbles out of the forest to tell them of his discovery, and lands in the circle, which results in him being brutally beat to death.
It is shocking how quickly people can change from being calm to becoming savages. In Lord of the Flies, a plane crashed and some schoolboys got stranded on an island where they have to survive on their own but end up failing and become savages. Chapter 9 concluded with having Simon go out to find the beast and discovers there is none; on his way back everybody is dancing in the rain and eating meat, but when they see this figure coming down, they think it’s the beast so they end up killing the it, which was actually Simon.Therefore, the events above connect to the theme due to the cause of fear that got inside of them once they saw a dark figure and turned them into bloodthirsty savages.In Lord of the Flies, William Golding employs figurative language, diction, and juxtaposition to convey the theme of fear. Golding states examples how figurative language is used in the book Lord of the Flies.Golding uses many different examples such as “The beast was harmless and horrible” (Golding 147), based on the quote it represents irony because even though everyone thought there was a beast it turns out there never really was a beast and fear got to them.Another quote Golding uses is“The tide...touched the first of the stains that seeped from the broken body...” (154), based on the quote, it represents personification because it describes how the ocean touches Simon 's dead body that was floating away.Golding’s quotes give the effect of suspense because you don’t know what 's going
However, living in savagery will only lead to evil power and destruction. This can be foresee in the novel when Jack’s tribe, Ralph and Piggy killed Simon in impulsive manner. Savagery way of life lead the boys to become primitives as Jack’s begin to obsessed with hunting and he sacrificed the pig’s head known as “The Lord of The Flies” to the beast due to the boys fears toward the beast. The reality is the “beast” does not exist and the “beastly” behaviour lies within them. Jack’s tribe also manhunt Ralph after Piggy’s death by setting up fire in the jungle.
This novel Lord of the Flies these kids were on a left on an island and a lot of events happening leading up to this.In the novel Lord of the Flies, the overall plot was about these kids that get stranded on an island and were forced to survive on their own and they have a disagreement about power and have a falling out.They fight and some kids got killed.In chapter 9 Ralph and Piggy are going to Jack’s feast and meanwhile Simion is going to see what he saw in the sky and it was a parrishot man and when he went to the beach, they turn savage and killed him.Simon 's death causes them to become savage because they thought he was the beast and where scared.In chapter 9 of Lord of the Flies, William Golding employs symbolism,foreshadowing and natural imagery to convey the theme that fear can cause people to become savage because there trying to do what they can to survive. In chapter 9 of Lord of the Flies, Golding uses symbolism to show that fear can cause people to become savage because there trying to do what they can to survive.“And I’ve got the conch,and the conch doesn’t count at this end of the island’’ (Golding 172-173). The conch symbolizes power and by Jack saying the conch doesn’t count at this end of the island he’s saying that’s there’s no power and order at this end of the island.“Simon 's dead body moved out toward the open sea” (177). Simon symbolizes goodness and innocence and by his body, leaving the island, it represents that the kids lost the good in
The collective fear of the unknown leads to the untimely and accidental death of Simon. The distress present in the boys causes their impulsive action, of Simon’s horrific murder. Fear of “the beast” an imaginary creature causes the boys to act irrational, and provokes survival instincts as a result of life threatening terror. The fear of the boys in this moment is epitomized when they chant, “Kill the beast!, Cut his throat, Spill his blood!” (168). On the beach, the littluns are in disarray, they scream “...and [blunder] about, fleeing from the edge of the forest, and one of them broke the ring of biguns in his terror.
Ralph realizes the power of Piggy’s glasses when Jack burns down the jungle to get Ralph out in the open. This form of the beast promotes the primitivity among the children. None of the children realize the damage they cause to the others as they tear down the tents and beat up the remaining children in Ralphs
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.