Good And Evil Lord Of The Flies Analysis

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The problem of evil and the conflict between good and evil have been the leading concerns in some of the twentieth-century British novelist. Evil is one of the Golding’s major concerns in the novels. He identifies the existence of good but he seems to believe that evil is a more powerful force and under certain conditions would dominate human life. Lord of the Flies express in Golding’s own words “the end of innocence the darkness of man’s heart” and “the fallen state of man” is the principal emotion which a reader get while reading this novel. The story is about the life of a group of British boys who find themselves marooned on an uninhabited island. The novel is an allegory intended to convey Golding’s view that evil is a powerful instinct …show more content…
Jack mentioned his qualifications as chief by saying that he is “chapter chorister and head boy” and that he can sing C sharp but the other boys were more impressed by the physical appearance of Ralph.Jack gets very happy when he was allowed to designate his choirboys as the hunter on the island. At this stage he was unable to kill a pig. He raises his hand holding a knife in order to stab the pig but does not actually kill the animal because he realizes like his two companions “what an enormity the downward stroke would be”. At this stage Jack experience in developing desire for blood as he tells his companions that next time there would be no mercy from him for a pig. He snatches his knife out of his sheath and bangs it on a tree-trunk to confirm what he has said and in order to contradict he looks to his companions …show more content…
Jack on the other hand has been exploring the forest and the mountain side to find pigs. The difference in priorities is the main reason of their quarrel and Golding comment here: “Now the antagonism (between Ralph and Jack) was audible”. Due the quest of hunting pig they miss the chance of escape because her hunters allowed the fire go out. This incident leads to another quarrel between Ralph and Jack and when piggy supports Ralph Jack attacks piggy breaking one of the glasses of piggy’s spectacles. Jack is getting intolerant and violent. The quarrel is followed by a mock-hunt and the cry “Kill the pig. Cut her throat. Bash her in”. When the chains of civilization no longer take effect, the evil reveals its true face. Jack devises the painted mask of the hunter, with which the recall of civilization covers. Then he is liberated from shame and self-consciousness and becomes the leader of the anonymous mob of murderous savages. With the expanding of the desire of killing, Jack becomes more and more savage and violent. Under the enforcement of savagery, he has already beyond the division between animals and men, as do crude. He leads the hunters not only to kill pigs but also to kill his companions such as Simon, Piggy and nearly

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