Free Lord Of The Flies Essays: Character Analysis

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James O. Curdwood once wrote in The Case of Beauvais, "In every man's heart there is a devil, but we do not know the man as bad until the devil is roused." If that is possible, how evil are we in the inside? William Golding’s Lord of the Flies is set in a fictional world war in which a plane with a group of British schoolboys crashes on a remote island. At first the boys are lost and confused but still manage to organize into a society. Everything seems fine until their society crumbles into anarchy. Young boys giving in to their evil side and hunting each other to death in the ambition for power and eventually setting a whole island on fire sounds very far fetched. It may surprise you to know that the human nature aspect of William Golding’s …show more content…
It comes to the point where Ralph is running for his life while the hunters chase him down as if he was the pig. Which is quite ironic since Piggy is dead, he is the new voice of knowledge. In the attempt to find Ralph hidden in the island, Jack lights up the island in flames. Destroying the island — their home. “You’re a beast and a swine and a bloody, bloody thief!” (page 179) All of Jack’s actions don’t make him seem like the greatest character. It is interesting to realize that Ralph calls Jack a beast and a swine. The Lord of The Flies is a pig's head - (a swine) and it is the beast which informs Simon that the beast is truly inside them. Jack is the ideal example for Simon’s theory of where the beast originates. Jack destroyed their civilization and home. He is the true beast. Could it truly be that the reason why society is destroyed is because of who we are? The destruction of the island is a product of how Jack sees himself and the crave for power that comes along with that. Which eventually leads him into transforming himself into the feared beast—destroying their civilization and burning the island.What if we all be Jacks on the inside, without even realizing

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