In the book, there is a group of boys that their ages range gets stranded on an island and they have to survive. But as time goes along, evil started to overwhelm them by situational forces. Therefore, they become like savage dogs and only think about killing. A beast rises with them and forces get worse. The boys become naturally evil and savages as their journey continues.
When the Lord of the Files confronted him in the form of the pig, it shows how natural good can be overwhelmed by large amounts of evil. This later happens again when the hunters brutality murder him. He knew that the beast was their own fear that lies within. “You knew, didn’t you? I’m part of you?
Lord OF The Flies All people have evil inside of them, no matter how innocent they may seem. In the book Lord Of The Flies by William Golding, evil can be found in places we least expect to look in, witch is ourselves. The book has many elements of evil, and some of the boys know that and use it towards their advantage to gain power. As the book progresses, the boys transform from being a group of educated school boys, to a group of wild scavengers who have the thirst for excitement.
This hunt was a direct correlation between savagery and decivilization. Overall, the Lord of the Flies showed how a group of boys would act without any of the rules of society holding them back. The Lord of the Flies reveals how much ones fear can create an illusion that can lead to death and
The term ‘darkness’ is used to illustrate the wickedness or evil man can create. Humanity can do many sickening acts, and may not recognize it until it is already too late. In the novel, Lord of the Flies, William Golding reveals the vileness or darkness of man’s heart through various incidents and characters. Throughout the story, the boys are described as being more animalistic than human.
Symbolism presents knowledge of ideas, qualities, or states of mind. The symbolism of the conch, the mask, and the beast enrich the theme, of the darkness in man 's heart. Work Cited Golding, William. Lord of the Flies. London: Faber,
Augustine has many diffenrt definitions of what is evil but “evil must always be understood as a defect, a corruption, or a perversion of what was created good”(Lawhead 132). One of Augustine’s problems of evil is that of moral evil. Moral evil is “human perversity” or “genuine evil”(Lawhead 132) because all other evil is apparently evil but “moral evil is the product of the human will”(Lawhead 132). The Monster has been deprived true goodness and love ever since his creation because his creator hated him from the moment he saw him. The Monster according to Augustine would be part of moral evil.
In William Golding's novel, Lord of the Flies, Jack represents the savagery and viciousness within every human. Throughout the novel Jack becomes more and more vicious towards the boys, and it all started with hunting. When Jack couldn’t kill his first pig he became obsessed with hunting wich drove him a bit mad, causing him to become more vicious. Vicious is defined as deliberately cruel or violent. Jack can’t control his emotions and when he’s angry, he becomes quite vicious towards the other boys.
One example of how Jack’s autocratic rule comes from violence and fear is how he reacts at the mere mention of the idea that his hunters are not as powerful as he believes. This is illustrated when Ralph, angry at Jack for letting the fire go out, expresses a negative opinion of Jack’s hunters, while Piggy, a logical thinker who supports Ralph, is nearby: “‘What about my hunters?’ ‘Boys armed with sticks.’ Jack got to his feet. His face was red as he marched away.
Stages of the Beast An imaginary evil is destructive to one’s mental and physical self. Lord of the Flies portrays the beast, as an imaginary evil. The beast is exhibited in how the boys interact and react to the circumstances they find themselves in on the island. In William Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies, the symbol of the beast is relevant throughout in Golding’s use of fear, violence and control. To begin, a physical beast is thought to be on the island with the boys but is the manifestation of fear.
“Viciously, with full intention, he hurled his spear at Ralph..tore the skin and flesh…”(pg181). This quote not only defines the brute force of Merridew, it would also explain why the other children are afraid of Jack, Looking at this in a perspective of a hunter, if anyone were to resist him( he already shown that he has the guts to kill), Jack will just punish you mentality and physically to convert you to his side, or even murder you if you don’t. With that being said, that’s why Jack is never suited of becoming an effective leader, because he doesn’t use democracy, but rather dictatorship(just like Kim Jong
Fear is a driving force for questionable antics. In Lord of the Flies by William Golding, the unfortunate boys demonstrate that fear can influence how one behaves. At first, when the idea of a beast is brought up by the boy with the birthmark, the others laugh at him. Later, the boys seriously consider the reality of a beast. Finally, Ralph and Piggy discuss how to come up with a cover for their grave actions.