He also used many conflicts to show the strategies of how at first the boys were so civilized then the downfall into savages. Lastly Golding uses many symbols that again shows the lose of order. Is the wrong thing always the wrong choice or is the right one is wrong choice? Golding has wide range of characters from good to evil.
But with deeper examination, the novel shows the true darkness that exists in every human being. Golding tells a story that shows the fight between democracy and dictatorship, the struggle between bad and good, and how cruelty is destined to be the downfall of
William Golding uses diction, imagery and detail to set an intense tone for the story. One of the best ways William Golding uses a literary devices to create the intense tone is by diction. For example, “Ralph flung back his hair. One arm pointed at the empty horizon. His voice was loud and savage, and struck them into silence” (Golding 70).
The characters in Golding’s story are unrealistic and he disregards certain feelings and reactions to situations that occur during the story. The entire story is based on the fact that there plane crashed on a desert island and they are the only survivors. Yet it rarely discusses the possible survivors guilt, post traumatic stress disorder, general injuries and any form of sadness, loss or exponential fear the boys would experience. Without these and more, Golding can not accurately say that mans exposure of evil would have been the outcome of this story. In reality people tend to band together in times of crisis which is subsequently the reason human have thrived so much.
“Lord of the Flies” is about a group of schoolboys who get stranded on a deserted tropical island, where it starts off by hunting, building shelters, and placing rules and order to arguing over vigorous properties, fighting and in the end killing one another. From the many themes used in the novel, common law was the most abundant and the most appealing. Common law is “the laws that developed from English court decisions and customs and that form the basis of laws in the U.S.” (n.d.). In the novel, “Lord of the Flies”, the characters possess distinguishable traits that define and symbolize every boy (Li & Wu, 2009). For example, Piggy is symbolized as a rationalist and intellect.
The book Lord of the Flies by William Golding was written during a time of tragedy, war, and societal defects. These influences of war in society helped to shape the book because during his time close to the war, he witnessed the destruction that man brought into the world outside of the restrictive society. In the book Golding uses a group of young schools boys crashed on a uncharted island, along with tragic events and symbolism, such as The Beast, to portray his theme that the defects in human nature cause the defects found in society. The defects found in society caused by humans are represented by The Beast. The Beast in Lord of the Flies is symbolic of the inner desires of man that disregards the restrictions brought on by society.
Goulding brings out certain strengths and weaknesses in his characters to demonstrate these allegories to the reader. The protagonist, Ralph, is depicted as the ideal leader, that possesses the courage to take action whenever needed and who has been elected by the common people on the island indicating a democratic government. The antagonist, Jack, is portrayed as a great example of a leader who is greedy for power and uses his authority for unlawful purposes. The combination of Ralph and Jack result in chaos which is then calmed by a sense of a reason that comes from the wise Piggy who acts as the advisor of Ralph. The political allegories in Goulding’s symbolic novel sheds light not only on the strong points of mankind, but also
He shows how he believes that humanity is intrinsically depraved and that society is necessary to create order and curb the malicious natures of mankind. He illustrates the battle between society and human nature using different characters, showing how society was taken from the island and the effects of that anarchy. Golding is trying to convey that the concept of “freedom” is an illusion as freedom from societal expectations means reverting back to the corrupt nature of man which is not freedom at all. The boys were looking for freedom from the oppressive hand of society and adults and found themselves in an even worse situation, becoming slaves to their own amoral essence. He is disclosing that there is no freedom without order and there is no order with rules made by society; a society that will keep people accountable for
Lord of the Flies, his first book, is about a group of British schoolboys whose plane crashes on a deserted island. The boys have to deal with democracy, dictatorship, and social order. They eventually lose their sense of civility and most of them become barbaric and ferocious children of the island. William Golding expresses the theme of civilization versus
“Lord of the Flies” is not all about good or evil, right or wrong. It is also about how people deal with difficult situations (particularly boys). Aggressive people tend to result in aggressive actions while assertive people tend to result in assertive