Allegory In Lord Of The Flies

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Lord of the flies Rule is the most important concept of our society for it well development. Without law or rules, we are completely lost. There are what established what is good or bad, and what we are permitted or forbidden to do. The novel Lord of the flies, written by William Golding, is about a group of English boys are shipwrecked on a tropical island. It tells the struggle that the boys must face to survive in the difficult situation they were in. The novel show human will be beasts if the constraints of authority are withdrawn from their closed world and it can be interpret different ways. First, Lord of the flies can be interpreted as an allegory which is a story in which characters, setting, objects, and plot stand for a meaning outside of the…show more content…
In reading the novel we can remark many references to the bible as it is stated “And yet ``[h]ow romantically it starts!'' wrote E.M. Forster, his 1962 introduction to Lord of the Flies being influential in establishing Golding the unfashionable allegorist, writing from deep religious convictions about mankind's essential depravity” (Tiger,1). For example, the tropical island where the boys are shipwrecked might be perceive as the Garden of Eden because it is filled with fruit and everything needed for sustenance. “The initial identification of the beastie as a snake also brings to mind the story of the Fall of Man. Indeed, it is possible to read the fall of the parachutist as the event which leads to the ouster from Eden of the boys” (Henningfeld,1). Furthermore, Jack and Ralph seem to be the representations of Cain and Abel even if the adult saved Ralph from being murdered. “Many critics have attempted to read Simon as a Christ figure; he is the one boy who has the true knowledge which can save them. Like Christ, he is martyred. Unlike Christ, however, his death seems to have no significance for the boys; his knowledge dies with him”
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