Lord Of The Flies Synthesis Analysis

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Lord of the Flies Synthesis Essay
In the symbolic novel, Lord of the Flies, William Golding, the author, uses the biblical book of Genesis to unveil the brutal truths of humans as they transition from their good to their evil. The revealing storyline explores the most problematic characteristic in all of man-kind; savagery . Golding makes fun of the flaws in our society using the story of the Garden of Eden as a parallel to the island filled with a group of young boys stranded on an island with no clear leader.
The tropical island with abundant fruit for the survivors in the island symbolizes the Garden of Eden as the children are provided with whatever they need for their sustenance. The bible describes similar circumstances as God announces
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The deteriorating of the boar represents the well-being of man falling as it rots. The hellish god, the "Lord of the Flies" directly translates to "Beezlebulb" in Hebrew meaning the devil. The Lucifer-like representation resembles as the Beastie, which is first encountered as a snake-like creature that brings out the draconian instincts of Jack, as he announces, "There isn 't a snake thing. But if there was a snake, we 'd hunt it and kill it," (Golding 36). In the bible, Adam and Eve, like Jack, have their once moral rules develop into their primitive actions due to the snake. Although, Adam and Eve know it is best to not eat the apple, Satan, disguised as the snake, brings out the worst in them resulting in Adam and Eve transgressing God 's demands. Consequently, the boys, Adam, and Eve all have a similar event of humiliation due to their realization of being …show more content…
Genesis provides a symbolic view of nakedness as the state before knowledge and sin, "And the man and his wife were both naked, and were not ashamed." (King James Bible, Genesis 2:25). Ralph 's behavior of bathing himself relates to baptism, because they metaphorically use water, a symbol of purity, to forgive sins. As a result of encountering Satan, or the Lord of the Flies, the purity is lost. Golding parallels the freedom to be naked when he describes one of Ralph’s first actions: "He became conscious of the weight of clothes, kicked his shoes off fiercely and ripped off each stocking with its elastic garter in a single movement. . . . He undid the snake-clasp of his belt, lugged off his shorts and pants, and stood there naked, looking at the dazzling beach and water" (Golding 8) The snake-clasp of Ralph 's belt represents the beastie, as Satan 's presence is removed off as he is in the process of being clean. Without realizing the humiliation of being naked, to Adam and Eve. After the act of sinning, their public nudity results to be humiliating. After Jack slaughters the pig, while he wears a tribal mask, it shields him from civilization’s appearance, as it "strips" him of his civilized identity, making him anonymous and free from shame.The idea of chastity chaotically clashes with the idea

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