The Lord Of The Flies: A Literary Analysis

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“Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill! You knew, didn’t you? I’m part of you? Close, close, close! I’m the reason why it’s no go? Why things are what they are?” (Golding 143). Soon as the law and order disappears, the beast in us stirs and is awakened. The nobel prize winning classic novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding occurs during a time of war, when a plane carrying a group of british boys is shot down and crashes on an uncharted tropical island with no adults. Quickly the boys have conflict between the protagonist Ralph and the antagonist Jack as they try to make a civilization like the one they had at home but that fail. The boys savagery soon starts to show when hunting and hurting the other boys becomes…show more content…
This has resulted in two tribes forming ,one tribe lead by Ralph wants to collect food, build shelters and build a fire to produce smoke as a signal to be rescued. The other tribe lead by Jack wants to hunt and have fun. There is a battle for control between Ralph and Jack. This results in the murder of one of their own by the them. “That was murder… It was dark. There was that - that bloody dance. There was lightning and thunder and rain. We was scared.”(156). When Simon comes down from the mountain to the boys that the beast is just a dead body, the boys are too enraged by the thrill of reacting the hunt that they turn on Simon and end up killing him. Piggy tries to come up with a reasonable reason of why they killed Simon while Ralph states that was murder. Simon’s foreshadowing is proven when Jack and his hunters attack Ralph tribe camp and steal the fire and Piggy specs.”You’re a beast and a swine and a bloody, bloody thief.” (177). In this fight for control over the boys, Ralph calls Jack a beast which proves simon foreshadowing that the beast is inside us and not something you can hunt and kill. Ralph also accuses Jack for stealing their fire and piggy’s spec which does not matter anymore since there is no longer a civilization. The evolution of the boys on the island shows how savage a person can get in the absences of law and
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