Symbolism In William Golding's The Lord Of The Flies

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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’ clothes start to decay. The clothes decaying, and how savage/primitive the boys become have a direct correlation. One instance is when Jack is out hunting. Golding describes his

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