Despite being initiated by the people within the society, the government took advantage of its insecure people who lended them enough allowance to enforce censorship themselves. Originally being what the public wanted, the extensive measures by those such as the firemen, were disguised as peace. Referring to firemen, “They were given the new job, as custodians of our peace of mind, the focus of our understandable and rightful dread of being inferior: official censors, judges, and executors.” Beatty explains, "Colored people don 't like Little Black Sambo. Burn it. White people don 't feel good about Uncle Tom 's Cabin.
In addition, William golding states, “The conch exploded into a thousand white fragments and ceased to exist” (164). The conch shattered because all the boys are starting to turn evil, and chaos is breaking out between the boys. The conch certainly establishes an orderly society until it breaks which results in anarchy. There are many symbols in the novel The Lord of the Flies that all represent civilization and transform into craziness. The first symbol is Piggy’s glasses which break because of all the chaos.
Human savagery is when people do acts that are out of the ordinary. Humans are born savage because people don’t learn how to do outrageous acts. Also, savage acts are usually considered as violent which people don’t teach you, which means you learn it as you progress through life. An example of a text that demonstrates the effects of human savagery is Lord of the Flies by William Golding. At the start of this novel, the next world war was about to start, and a plane crashes on an inhabited island which kills the pilot and some of the schoolboys.
Zeus stuck them all with a bolt of lighting and killed all, except Odysseus. Odysseus, like me, finished the journey “but not with our friends”. (855) In The Odyssey, Odysseus faces many challenges and repeatedly loses the men in his crew. First, he loses them to Circe when they're turned into pigs, then six men were killed by the monster Scylla, and lastly Zeus killed the remaining men. Like Odysseus, through out my journey known as high school, I have faced many “heavy losses” (841) due to bad behavior and heartbreaking
It is shocking how quickly people can change from being calm to becoming savages. In Lord of the Flies, a plane crashed and some schoolboys got stranded on an island where they have to survive on their own but end up failing and become savages. Chapter 9 concluded with having Simon go out to find the beast and discovers there is none; on his way back everybody is dancing in the rain and eating meat, but when they see this figure coming down, they think it’s the beast so they end up killing the it, which was actually Simon.Therefore, the events above connect to the theme due to the cause of fear that got inside of them once they saw a dark figure and turned them into bloodthirsty savages.In Lord of the Flies, William Golding employs figurative language, diction, and juxtaposition to convey the theme of fear. Golding states examples how figurative language is used in the book Lord of the Flies.Golding uses many different examples such as “The beast was harmless and horrible” (Golding 147), based on the quote it represents irony because even though everyone thought there was a beast it turns out there never really was a beast and fear got to them.Another quote Golding uses is“The tide...touched the first of the stains that seeped from the broken body...” (154), based on the quote, it represents personification because it describes how the ocean touches Simon 's dead body that was floating away.Golding’s quotes give the effect of suspense because you don’t know what 's going
Throughout William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, he proves that human nature is savage. In this novel, a group of young boys survive a plane crash and land on a deserted island where they attempt to create a society from scratch, but ultimately fall into chaos and barbarity. In Lord of the Flies, Golding portrays the theme that one’s primitive nature is revealed when civilization is destroyed through symbolism, diction, and characterization. The boys immediately recognized the conch’s significance when they found it. The conch represents society and order.
Written by William Golding, Golding brings Lord of the Flies where a band of young British boys are stuck at an island and soon see the dark side of them and transforms them into savages. As savergey takes over, the children’s thinking begin to change as their fate of being rescued begins to dwindle. Golding is able to display the power of rules and impulses towards savagery, and how civilization can be discarded. With the kids having their parents away becoming used to a civilization that doesn’t enforced rules makes their natural instincts comes alive. The reader can see that savagery and civilization are two strong forces that integrated into the Lord of the Flies.
William Golding 's allegorical novel, Lord of the Flies, investigates two important themes; the importance of civilization and the dangers of the evil that lurks inside all of us. In the beginning of the novel, the boys were stranded on the island with no parental guardians, and the exploration begins with how they will survive. Ralph believed that if they kept a fire going, they could have a chance of being rescued. Insecurities lead to the boys believing that there was a beast. The beast symbolizes the instinct of being savage, which Simon later stated that “Maybe there is a beast… maybe it’s only in us.” Simon says this after finding The Lord of the Flies or the pig’s head on a stick sharpened at both ends.
Piggy's arms and legs twitched a bit, like a pig's after it has been killed.” As the conch explodes, and one of the main defenders of democracy dies, so does society. The boys have lost all sense of civilization and society and have turned completely “savage” in their minds. Now being controlled with fear by Jack, they have no choice but to follow his orders. Jack yells at the boys “I’m warning you. I’m going to get angry.