Religious Allegory In Lord Of The Flies

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Religious allegory shows the capability that the ultimate weapon of evil, fear, possesses over the weak in the battle between good and evil. The boys constantly change what the beast is because they cannot name what it is exactly because they have never seen it. The title of the book is Lord of the Flies, but it also has another meaning to it. This particular name stand for Beelzebub or the Devil. The very name of the book is titled the Devil and in this it must has religious context to it. The very thing they fear is fright, a product of Beelzebub, the Devil etc. The bible says “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (Timothy 1:7). Fear is not something that derives from goodness. In …show more content…
The Devil used the terrors of the group of boys which is why the form kept shifting. Each boy had a different fear and had their own interpretation of the beast. The little ones were afraid of snakes and of the dark, so at night is when they feared and strayed away down another path. Jack had issues with the pig and the other boys hunting so naturally the beast took shape of a monstrous pig. This means that fear was brought by the Devil as a way to control and eliminate virtue from man. The bible also says “And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, and do [it]: fear not, nor be dismayed” (Chronicles 28:20). Fear and God do not go together. Fright should not be something that humanity has to feel so long as they have faith and hope. When they begin to lose their hope and faith they stray away from God and civilization. These boys had gone away from virtue and become savage in which fear survived to lead them on the path of evil with the Devil uses fear as the secret and most successful weapon that villainy posses to ensure swift victories amongst those good who have fallen …show more content…
Jack is best explain through the idea of social Darwinism. According to the theory of Darwinism, its “survival of the fittest” according to sociologist Herbert Spencer (Bannister, Social Darwinism). Darwinism is the idea that those organisms who are better adapted to their environment will outlive the other organisms and survive while the ones not as well adapted will die out. The weak and vulnerable ones are the ones who go first or are the ones who have to adapt. Jack was weak and powerless in Ralph’s tribe. Jack had always been told what to do and yearned to be chief. Jack and Ralph had begun to fight and take sides. Like previously mentioned Jack and Ralph had grown to be apart of two very different things with walls up high. Instead of dying off, he had to become dominant and change, he was consumed by the fear and fell into evil. Only after Jack’s downfall and transformation did he then become the one fit to survive on the island. In Jack’s tribe, the ones who were weak and powerless are the ones who posses a stillness in them that prevents them from savage acts and murder. However, unlike Jack, the characters of Ralph, Piggy, and Simon did not adapt like he did. Even though they were no longer dominant, they were not vulnerable to the fall of evil because they never gave up their hope, they never strayed away from righteousness. Because they

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