Essay about Analysis Of The Book ' Lord Of The Flies '

1499 Words Jan 19th, 2016 6 Pages
“All things truly wicked start from innocence”-Ernest Hemingway, this quote really does explain lost things in life. Innocence really is a big part of life; losing it is even bigger. This all goes through elderly people, adults, and even very young children. Innocence could be lost from the age of five to the age of late fifties. Why so young and so old? Everyone goes through something in life which makes them realize the truth. In the book Lord of the Flies by William Golding it really shows how the innocence of the boys was really lost from the smallest age of six. The Lord of the Flies in Greek means Beelzebub, which defines as devil devoted to decay, destruction, hysteria, and panic. A symbol of power of evil and a kind of Satan figure who evokes the beast. The innocence could be lost when there is no civilization around them, when there left with no rules or orders, and lastly when one evil takes over. The innocence of children is lost when the innate capacity for evil takes over. We must be aware of our more primitive instincts if we are going to survive.
In this case, civilization really affected the boy’s innocents in many way and forms. Civilization are a concept of rules and laws that keep the darker side of human nature in line. It’s implied that civilization is the only thing guarantee against man’s decent into life of detraction. In this quote “There was a space round Henry, perhaps six yards in diameter, into which [Roger] dare not throw. Here, invisible yet…

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