In Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies, a group of boys’ are forced to live on an island without law and order. Therefore, many of the boys experience a savagery phase on the island, causing them to constantly resort to violence over an issue. These boys primarily consist of Jack’s tribe in the novel. Through the boys’ use of face paint and Jack’s tribe killing people and animals, the reader learns that masks are used to disguise people who aspire to commit evil acts and become savages.
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?
Many say human kind is inherently evil, that there is evil in all of us. This novel expresses what can happen to a human when there is not structure and little means of survival. The boys prove man to be inherently evil through control, abuse, and murder. In the novel the Lord of the Flies author William Golding shows how humans are inherently bad and were born to satisfy themselves as the boys move towards savagery and reveal that the basic structure of human nature is self-absorbing as chaos on the island follows their animalistic behavior. Are we as humans inherently evil?
The island itself was their society that corrupted them because of being stranded on the island at a young age. The boys’ fear was larger than anything and the idea of
these feelings mirror Jack in LOF ; like when their game of “kill the pig” almost turned deadly and robert suggested they use a real pig next time Jack was empathetic to his feelings , laughed it off and said “Use a littlun” , also as jack starts to hunt more he becomes more numb to the killing of not only animals but also humans .the same goes for Elie in night , as his father was dying he became more numb and suppressed his emotions and loss empathy for the deterioration of his father . . greediness is also a trait of SOB and Elie showed his greediness by
We was scared!” (156) Simon knew the truth about the beast, he had the potential to rescue the boys from themselves yet they escalated the situation and killed him for trying to spread the good news. The death of Simon was a real turning point in the novel. When the once pure, almost Godly boy is furiously executed is when the decline of the conch truly
According to dictionary.com when the word savage is used a noun the definition depicts “a fierce, a brutal, or a cruel person”. The unit Lord of the Flies suggests that humans are naturally evil demonstrated by their cruel actions towards others and destructive behavior. Multiple sources identify that humans are naturally cruel because of their tendency to lash out towards weaker or subordinate beings around them. Another finding about humans is that embedded deep in their identity is their main trait of destructive behavior by trying to show superiority over others or by tearing things down for their own personal gain. The huge controversy is that humans are naturally angelic and kind hearted however this isn’t true seeing as how the about
Roger, whose behavior plays a big role in the Lord of the Flies, shows that he is evil. In chapter 11, Roger is responsible for killing Piggy. He was the one who rolled the boulder down the hill. Roger always showed his dark side at the beginning of the book. Roger showed it in small ways, such as knocking over percival and Johnny’s sand castle.
The tribe considered this; and then were shaken, as if by a flow of wind. The chief saw the effect of his words and stood abruptly” (161). The boys first decided to choose that a beast existed on the island, and then they decide to agree with Jack that the beast was disguised, however, deep down inside of them, they knew that they murdered one of their friends. Jack plays off of their fear because it is a powerful tool that he uses to his advantage to control society. Contrary, people’s choices are controlled by society because society judges people about every flaw.
A man’s evil is mostly similar to a bee’s love of producing honey (“Sir William Golding”). To go deeper evil is in all of us, we were born evil and learned how to be good. According to the Biography Channel, Golding is stated as saying, “ ‘I began to see what people were capable of doing’ ” (“Sir William Golding”). In the novel a character named Ralph was a good child but when Jack the leader of the savage pack takes him to go hunting for pigs, Ralph starts to brag about how he stabbed the pig and cut his throat (“Golding 113).
In Lord of the Flies there is a war between civilization and chaos. The side of chaos is Jack’s side and the civil side is Ralph’s side. Jack’s side has no hope for civilization, there is just chaos because all they want to do is eat, sleep, kill and repeat. In the end chaos takes over the island, but there is hope for civilization.
William Golding uses the many conflicts in the novel to represent and support his theme of inner evil being present in us all especially when society is not there to restrict us. Golding uses the conflict of Simon’s death as an ideal portrayal of inner evil. All of the boy’s evils are on clear display when Simon’s death occurs. Their inner evil takes over when they start attack Simon thinking that he is the Beast, when in reality he was the one obstructing the Beast in the first place. The boys start to chant “Kill the beast!
Lord of the Flies tells the story of a group of British boys stranded on an uninhabited island. Throughout the book the group of civilized boys try to govern themselves with tragic results. Golding says the beginning of his novel Lord of the Flies theme is an attempt to prove the flaws of society is due to the flaws of human nature, not the defects of any form of government. When looking at Vlad the impaler and his monarchy I think Golding’s idea is True, If given the right environment and freedom humans seem to let the flaws in their nature out.
This is when he first encounters the pig on a stick, which he names The Lord of the Flies. His fear allows him to hallucinate the sow talking to him and telling him that the savages were going to eventually kill him and letting him know that his evil was inside him and not physically terrorizing the boys on the island. The evil that the sow’s head spoke of was in the air as Simon crawled out of the forest after a fainting spell. Jack immediately took the initiative of telling his tribe to “Kill the beast! Cut his throat!
Throughout the novel the boys demonstrate ruthlessness, however their lack of remorse for their ruthless actions conveys an even stronger sense of loss of identity. With the help of the hunters, Jack kills the first pig on the island. When they carry the gutted pig back to Ralph and the others, Jack holds in his excitement. “He noticed blood on his hands and grimaced distastefully, looked for something on which to clean them, then wiped them on his shorts and laughed” (Golding 69). Jack demonstrates no sign of guilt for touchering and killing this innocent pig.