Essay on Lord Of The Flies By William Golding

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In Lord of the Flies by William Golding, many events occur in the novel where evil prevails in the minds of the tribe. The loss of innocence becomes greater and exposes young children to the "real world", where good and evil exists. Simon’s encounter with the Lord of the Flies is one of the major evil forces in the novel. Jack’s desire to kill only influences the rest of the tribe to become more like savages and run wild. Finally, the tragic death of Piggy is a result of the children assuming that there is no consequence to letting evil take over their decisions. The Lord of the Flies proves that childhood innocence is short - lived, and how the evolution of savagery that progresses in the novel changes the characters.
In the novel Lord of the Flies, there are numerous moments where inner demons confiscate the conscience of the tribe, one of them being Simon’s encounter with the Lord of the Flies. The Lord of the Flies begins to taunt Simon and eventually the rest of the tribe. The actions and choice of words the impaled pig uses to communicate with Simon exposes how evil a society can be. “This is ridiculous. You know perfectly well you’ll only meet me down there- so don’t try to escape!’ Simon’s body was arched and stiff.” (Golding, 143) Ironically, Simon is one of the most sane characters with morality still intact on the island. When Simon finds out that the monster on the island is non-existent, he is determined to relieve the rest of the tribe of their worries. After…

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