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

1326 Words Jun 1st, 2016 6 Pages
Religious allegory shows the capability that the ultimate weapon of evil, fear, possesses over the weak in the battle between good and evil. The boys constantly change what the beast is because they cannot name what it is exactly because they have never seen it. The title of the book is Lord of the Flies, but it also has another meaning to it. This particular name stand for Beelzebub or the Devil. The very name of the book is titled the Devil and in this it must has religious context to it. The very thing they fear is fright, a product of Beelzebub, the Devil etc. The bible says “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (Timothy 1:7). Fear is not something that derives from goodness. In the Bible it says that fear was not given to man by God. God had given the people power, love and stability. Dread and stability are not things that go together. To have fear is to lack stability and a sound state of mind. The Devil whom represents pure evil use fear to take control of the people because only they themselves know their weaknesses. The Devil used the terrors of the group of boys which is why the form kept shifting. Each boy had a different fear and had their own interpretation of the beast. The little ones were afraid of snakes and of the dark, so at night is when they feared and strayed away down another path. Jack had issues with the pig and the other boys hunting so naturally the beast took shape of a monstrous pig. This…

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