William Golding's Lord Of The Flies: What Did They Do Wrong?

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Lord of the flies: What did they do wrong? “Maybe there is a beast… maybe it 's only us” (Golding). The novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding shows the dark side of humanity. It also illustrates a very dark and evil side of human nature. During a nuclear war, a group of British boys find themselves left on a deserted island without any adult supervision. They must be able to figure out how to survive by themselves. The boys are separated into two groups: big ‘uns and little ‘uns. The boys elect Ralph as a leader while Jack constantly fights to take the title of leader. Piggy is the ‘brains’ of the island which turns into people not listening to him and focusing on what Ralph says. Throughout the story, the boys try to figure out ways to be rescued off of this dark and evil island. The boys are also constantly fighting a ‘beast,’ but the only beast on the island is fear itself. Jack also starts to slowly draw more and more boys from Ralphs influence into his tribe of hunting and adventurous activities indicating the forces of evil and darkness. Throughout Lord of the Flies, different symbols convey the fact that human nature is purely evil; therefore the boys should adopt a socialistic parliament to try and eradicate the force of evil. The major leading ideals in the book are equality and defense. The boys use equality…show more content…
In Lord of the Flies, the boys should adopt a Socialistic parliament to attempt to eradicate the symbols that convey that human nature is truly dark and evil. When someone looks into the real world, symbols are objects that can be used to represent concepts or abstract ideas which can affect people during the learning and understanding stage. In a lecture, it is difficult for some to understand concepts and ideas that are trying to be conveyed unless symbols are given. When giving a lecture, be sure to give at least one symbol to help better explain the discussion topic so people can have a better understanding of what is being
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