Essay about Lord Of The Flies By William Golding

1077 Words Apr 27th, 2015 5 Pages
Humanity’s greatest enemy has always been itself through the natural savagery which resides in us. In the novel lord of the flies , William Golding successfully expresses the conflict between savagery and civilization through young British boys as they slowly descend into savagery.The character Piggy serves as an intellectual balance to the savageness that exists in the boys on the island. In the boys on the island.In the novel lord of the flies, William Golding creates Piggy as a symbol of human enlightenment to stress the savagery within humanity itself.

In modern society, savage usually refers to the inhabitants of a long time ago , yet Golding demonstrates that savagery will always reside within humanity and ourselves. Savagery resides within all of us but only in extreme circumstances do we notice our change, for others might not even be able to tell the difference in whom you have become. Piggy, an intellectual being amongst the rest of the boys stranded on the island is a representation of the knowledge, patience and civilized manner of an adult. Piggy realizes that in order to survive until they are rescued they need to maintain order and find ways to survive the horrors that is the night, “How can you expect to be rescued if you don’t put first things first and act proper” (Golding 45). To maintain law and order on the island Piggy not only suggests there to be a chief but he also found a conch which was a symbol of power and civilization throughout the…

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