Good Vs Evil In Lord Of The Flies Analysis

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Good vs Evil; A Psychological Allegory? Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, is a compelling and interesting novel that has changed the name of literature and captured every reader into a trance of wonder and awe. Lord of the Flies is interpreted many different ways depending on how the reader sees it. But who actually knows what the author was thinking when he wrote Lord of the Flies? Golding makes good vs evil extremely prominent in Lord of the Flies. Throughout the novel we see many internal and external struggles depicted between characters, symbols, and allegories, and many of these struggles are represented on a psychological level. The struggle of good vs. evil in Lord of the Flies represents a psychological change in the boys while …show more content…
In the beginning of the book, Jack says “I ought to be chief, because I’m chapter chorister and head boy. I can sing C sharp” (15). Even before we get to know the other characters, Jack arrogantly states to the boys (mainly Ralph) that he should be chief because he’s the best. This foreshadows how Jack will ultimately take over because he wasn’t elected the first time. Also, later in the book Jack says to the boys, “He’s not a hunter. He’s never have got us meat. He isn’t perfect and we don’t know anything about him. He just gives orders and expects people to obey for nothing” (112). As Jack is talking about Ralph to the other boys you can tell that he’s trying to turn the boys away from Ralph and convince them that he should be chief because Ralph didn’t hunt and get them meat. Rosenfield says, “In the final act, Ralph is outlawed by the children and hunted like an animal. Jack sharpens a stick at both ends ready to receive the severed head of the boy as if he were a pig” (Rosenfield). Although Ralph vs Jack is the most obvious struggle of good vs evil in Lord of the Flies, what each boys subconsciously chooses to represent power in each of their groups is also evidence of good vs evil on the psychological …show more content…
The main allegory in Lord of the Flies however is the psychological change that boys endure while on the island. They go through many trial and tribulations that they have to overcome and struggle through, and the author carefully plans each of these trials to show the psychological effect on all of them. Each struggle that the boys must overcome, represents the same struggles that mankind still has to overcome in today’s society, which is why this novel connects with people on so many different levels. Overall, the psychological change that the boys endure while on the island is a representation of good vs evil in Lord of the

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