Savagery Lord Of The Flies Analysis

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In 1954, William Golding wrote a book called “Lord of the Flies”, which was an allegory of real life events that were happening at the time. The fictional book is set during WWII, when a plane with a bunch of boys crashes on an island. With no adults left alive, they were forced to fend for themselves; to find a way to survive without falling into the shadow of savagery. In the end, the shadow does take over most of the boys and they go into war to try kill the only other boys who are still slightly to have complete savagery. William Golding’s depiction of the true evil in this world is conveyed to the reader through the idea of savagery and war. Golding is saying that the worse kind of evil is displayed in the form of Jack and the other boys. Jack and most of the other boys turn to savagery when Jack comes into power and starts a war with the few that haven’t turned to savagery, (which are Ralph and Piggy), to kill the only civilized people left and create complete savagery. They are murdering out of the pure savagery in their hearts. To murder another just because you want to, (which is pure savagery), is the worst kind of evil. Jack and his group of savages have burned down the forest in an attempt to kill Ralph. Ralph …show more content…
Savagery is what took over and though Jack helped it convey it doesn’t mean that he is the worst evil, it’s what he conveyed that is the worse. In William Golding’s writing, the “Lord of the Flies”, he shows that his depiction of true evil is war and savagery which is an allegory of the boys in the story. Through the struggle of staying civilized without adult input, all civilization is murdered and savagery takes, showing Goldings depiction of what true evil

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