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    An imaginary“Beast”, haunting and terrifying. What does this “Beast” from Lord of the Flies? Lord of the Flies is a novel written by William Golding. The novel takes place on an unnamed island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. On that island, a group of school had crashed after having their plane shot down during World War Two when evacuating their school.

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    With Piggy and his conch gone, all order and sense are lost. He finds himself an outcast, alienated and isolated. In trying to come to terms with the outer world, he discovers the horrible inner self of man. Ralph weeps "for the end of innocence, the darkness of man's heart...

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    Jack originally being an innocent twelve year old choir boy eventually becomes a beast. He begins by wanting to take charge and rebelling against those in charge. His biggest concern becomes hunting for pigs and the beast instead of getting off the island. Lastly, after killing his first pig he soon develops the character of a beast because he becomes so blood thirsty and all he wants to do is kill. Thus, demonstrating that Jack is a character who helps develop the theme of a lack of innocence by his significant

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    Lord of the Flies is a novel by William Golding. The novel is about British schoolboys that are involved in a plane crash where they are stranded on a tropical island. The boys elect Ralph to lead, but Jack wants to lead too. Ralph is the protagonist of the story whose main focus is to keep the fire lit, and Jack is the antagonist of the story who is also the leader of the hunters later in the book. Jack changes some of the boy 's mindsets from civilization to savage survivalism.

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    When Jack and his hunters relentlessly kill him it is the first time readers truthfully see evil overpower good. Now that the once Christ-figure is dead their devilish traits start to escape them. Even Piggy, someone who is portrayed as wise and kind, tries to justify for Simon’s murder when he says, “It was dark. There was that- that bloody dance. There was lightning and thunder and rain.

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    The drawing, Satan and Beelzebub, is same as the novel, Lord of the Flies. They both talks about the evilness inside the human. The drawing is created by Thomas Lawrence and published in 1797. The characters in the drawing is related with the Christianity. The novel is written by Golding and it is the story about a group of kids lost on the island.

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    In 1589, Peter Binsfeld paired each of the deadly sins with a demon, who tempted people by means of the associated sin. According to Binsfeld 's classification of demons, the pairings are as follows: • Lucifer: pride (superbia) • Mammon: greed (avaritia) • Asmodeus: lust (luxuria) • Leviathan: envy (invidia) • Beelzebub: gluttony (gula or gullia) • Amon or Satan: wrath (ira) • Belphegor: sloth (acedia) This contrasts slightly with an earlier series of pairings found in the fifteenth century English Lollard tract Lanterne of Light, which differs in pairing Beelzebub with Envy, Abadon with Sloth, Belphegor with Gluttony and matching Lucifer with Pride, Satan with Wrath, Asmodeus with Lust and Mammon with Avarice. In Doctor Faustus, there is a "parade" of the seven deadly sins that is conducted by Mephistopheles, Satan, and Beelzebub suggesting that the demons do not match with each deadly sin, but the demons are in command of the seven deadly sins.

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    As they try to recreate the civilization they left behind, they elect a leader named Ralph along with his advisor, Piggy. However, a jealous Jack decides to lead his group against Ralph, and turns them into savages that create disastrous results. In the Lord of the Flies, William Golding uses the hero Ralph and his journey in a heroic quest archetype to portray the theme of civilization against savagery

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    Ralph is an embodiment of civilization and organization. The strong leadership ability that Ralph possesses unites the group and allows it to function without flaw. He suggests simple rules which the group can process easily to ensure the order of the group. He does not show superiority over anyone and treats everyone equally, regardless of their character. Ralph also shows intellectual ability by suggesting the signal fire.

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    The human nature can be a vile, corrupt, and heinous object that will do anything to benefit itself and put down others. This is the bleak reality of the human nature. LoTF, written by William Golding, and Kite Runner, written by Khaled Hosseini are two books that follow the tragic stories of young boys who lost and sacrificed everything when they succumbed to their evil desires. Lord of the Flies and Kite runner both shed light on human nature by showing the inherent evil that can be evoked, how it can lead to the loss of childhood innocence, and the sacrifices we are willing to make.

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    Lord of the Flies by William Golding takes place in the midst of the next world war. A plane taking British schoolboys to safety is shot down and crashes on a deserted island. The boys survived; however, the pilot did not. With no adults, the children have no disciplinary boundaries. They can do anything they want.

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    The Cost of Contrasting Leadership In the 1940s, William Golding experienced the Second World War - a grave time of horrible happenings. Golding, author of Lord of the Flies, witnessed the different approaches to leadership during war, and how these approaches shaped society in various ways. The theme of differing leadership types is evident in Lord of the Flies, set during World War II, in which a plane crash leaves a group of British school boys stranded on an island. In the book, we are introduced to two boys in pursuit of power - Jack and Ralph.

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    Lord of the Flies Study Guide Chapter One 1. Why is the chapter entitled “The Sound of the Shell”? a. Because Ralph blows the shell and this helps them get all the boys together. 2. What is Ralph’s attitude toward Piggy in the first chapter?

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    The setting of William Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies is crucial to the story. The story is about a group of British boys that crash on a beautiful deserted island where the boys need to survive on their own with no civilisation and no adults. While Golding does not highlight the setting, it is used to convey the damage the boys caused to the island which is a problem in the real world today. Golding throughout this book tells the story of the boys as well as a story of the island. The setting and the story of Lord of the Flies can also be compared to the Christian bible story of “Adam and Eve”.

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    Commentary on the themes of “Lord of The Flies” by William Golding. In the novel entitled “Lord of The Flies” written by William Golding there are many themes that can be discussed according to the novel’s subject matter. First of all, I would like to discuss about the theme of civilization versus savagery. This theme can be categorized as the social and psychological theme.

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    The excerpt from chapter 9 of Lord of the Flies, in which the boys, including Piggy and Ralph, kill Simon, represents the end of civilization and how human’s own bloodlust can make them destroy each other. The scene takes place in five small paragraphs with only two dialogues spoken by the entire group which are italicized. Golding has used the line, “Kill the pig. Cut her throat.

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    In William Golding’s, Lord of the Flies and Khalil Gibran, The prophet, their extremely different views of good and evil are apparent. Golding proclaims that evil is in everyone and that they are born with it from the beginning. On the other hand, Gibran suggests that everyone is inherently good and born pure, and evil is just being lost or uninspired. Golding seems to imply that when the group of boys abandon their civilized ways they start acting according to their “primal instincts” or evil ways. Because the boys have realized that there are no consequences to their actions they lose their sense of what is right and what is wrong therefore there remodelled society fails.

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    In “The Lord of the Flies”, English schoolboys in the midst of an atomic war crash land on an island in the Pacific. On this island, they find the “beast”; a horrid creature of the night that strikes fear into them. At first glance, we see that it isn’t real. Moreover, it is a manifestation of their fear. It’s true meaning, nonetheless, is a rabbit hole that goes much, much deeper.

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    Cleere Scott Cleere Ms. Zachas English 10 Period 3 18 November 2014 Analysis Essay As children do we know what is right or wrong? Do we think for ourselves or do we act to avoid shame and punishment? Do we base our beliefs on those of our parents or our own? What would we do if we were never punished?

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