Sigmunds Lord Of The Flies Quote Analysis

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In the Lord of the Flies, Golding describes the gradual decline of a group of young kids stranded on an island. Without a strong leadership and a society for them to fall back upon, the group of kids begin to fall in disarray. Thus, Golding uses Sigmund’s-Frond three aspects of the human mind to explain how the kids decline. Additionally, he uses the conch to symbolize the society. Humans are inherently evil and a ruling body must be made in order to control the masses. The author proves this by showing the gradual decline of the boys in the forest when they are without strong leadership. Golding links human society found with the conch shell found on the beach. In the book, the conch shell is used as the symbol of Ralph’s power and jurisdiction over the island. However, Jack seeks to discredit the power of the conch by challenging Ralph at every turn. When Jack and Ralph finally face each other, Ralph’s advisor Piggy was “still holding the talisman, the fragile, shining beauty of the shell (Golding 163)” by trying to remind the savage boys of the society that they came from. Thu quote explains how the conch is gradually being eroded by the savagery of the boys. The Lord of the Flies uses the superego to demonstrate the gradual decline of the boys. …show more content…

In the book, Jack represents the primal aspect of humanity and is shown to be both bloodthirsty and power-hungry. When Jack and Ralph begin to duel with wooden spears on top of the mountain, Jack attempt to kill Ralph by, “with full intention, he hurled his spear at Ralph. The point tore the skin (Golding 163)” The ferocity and desire for power of Jack makes him kill the person that he once worked with. The charisma and power of jack begin to transmit the “it” amon the kids. The orderly society base on the superego begins to break down, and a society base on primal instincts, bloodlust, and murder begins to

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