Three Themes In Lord Of The Flies By William Golding

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In the book Lord of the Flies by William Golding there are three themes that may not be easy to recognize like the others. Easy to recognized ones would be everyone has a dark side and order and law is needed for survival. A more difficult one to recognize is effects in society can a make defects in human nature. Everyone has their inner darkside, whether you realize it or not. It’s the amount you take it to that’s the problem. An example of this would be when the group of boys get together and discuss the the beast. When all of a sudden simon says “Maybe there is a beast… maybe it’s only us”(Chapter 5 pg. 89). Simon is trying to say that they are the beast because of how they act towards each other. In the book there is a part where they even say that they are dangerous. “See? I told you- he’s dangerous” (Chapter 12 pg. 194). This scene is when the savages are trying to kill Ralph, but he is hiding. Soon the savages find Ralph and try to kill him exposing their dark side that you would not have guessed before they were on the island.…show more content…
Setting rules is necessary for proper and safe survival. They started off by trying to set up a signal fire for any possible ships that might have come by. This is when Ralph says “Your only hope is keeping a signal fire as long as there’s no light to see” (Chapter 11 pg. 178). They tried setting up order by using the conch for calling the meetings and speaking. After the ship had passed from not seeing the signal fire because it burnt out they called an assembly. “The thing is: we need an assembly” (Chapter 5 pg. 78). During this meeting Ralph is naming a list of things that needs to be worked on for survival such as not letting the fire burn out, finding water, and
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