The Lord Of The Flies: Character Analysis

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Humans have multiple personalities for every environment and situation in the novel The Lord of the Flies. The character’s persona in the novel elevates drastically from the quick change of the environment and the uncivilized structure that is presented after the characters find out that no adults are present on the island. Golding is emphasizing through comprehensive events, that human nature has different facets to itself and ultimately that evil and good both coexist inside all of humans. The tribe of boys’ good human nature is immediately impacted upon arrival at the island. Jack believes if good is shown then it makes one weak and it holds him back from killing the piglet. To decimate fear, Jack simulates someone he is not by creating a mask and wearing it (63). While Jack puts on the mask he is insinuating that his evil side has taken over and there is…show more content…
Jack shows his evil multiple time throughout the novel, one of his most savage displays is when Robert says “You want a real pig... because you’ve got to kill him.” Jack replies “use a littlun.”(114). The comment made by Jack and the hunters is evil and savage because Jack’s comment is ultimately resembling a human sacrifice. Jack loses his sense of humanity after the rock strikes piggy and he destroys the conch (181). Jack cannot pay any attention to his murder of Piggy because he is too busy chasing Ralph trying to kill him also. Jack’s evil is an allegory of the present world that the boys live in, the hunters are also an allegory of evil because they are like the army. Golding is concluding that the environment and character’s personalities of The Lord of the Flies is a huge allegory for human nature for the Earth. Golding lived and fought through WW2 and he is giving the reader his perception of human nature. He wants to let the reader know that evil lives inside of all humans, even in today’s
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