Power In Lord Of The Flies Essay

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Despite the vast amount of friendly hospitals and helpful charities, the inner core traits of man are not so inviting. A human is a creature all the same; they are just as savage, or even more so, than a pack of hungry wolves. What are humans hungry for? Power, it is all about power. How controls, and is better than everybody else. In William Golding’s book, The Lord of the Flies, he uses symbolism to show the inner demons of man through the characters and their surroundings in the novel. Golding shows how savage the boys become, how the boys use fear mongering, and how civil behavior held on. The boys of the novel are sent by plane to a place not mention to escape the London/England bombings by the German Luftwaffe “Blitz” of the Blitzkrieg during World War II. The plane ends up crashing into a deserted island in the middle of the ocean. With the pilot dead, the boys are stranded without any help from an adult. The children range from about 6 to around 12. Golding uses this age range because they are still fresh and new to the way the world works, and haven 't had the decision making skills of adults. Although the actual time the boys spend on the island is not mentioned, you can infer it has been a few months due to the description of the boy’s hair and clothing. As time progresses, the boys’…show more content…
This boy is the one that even suggested how to start the fire with his glasses. He also disproves the “beast” with science, and factual knowledge. Throughout the novel, Piggy is always the smart one who sees all sides of the coin. However, when he dies, all thought about the future vanishes. Jack and his war boys set fire to the entire island just to kill Ralph. The entire island. If they wouldn 't have been rescued, there would be zero chance of survival. Intelligence left, and nobody thought clearly. Throughout the novel, as long as piggy was around, there was knowledge and somewhat
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