The Theme Of Decay In 'Lord Of The Flies'
No matter what happens in the world, decay is going to be present, that’s why it’s a universal and there is no book that I find decay more prevalent than the dreaded terrible horror that is Lord of the Flies, it’s fantastic! The book conveys decay in both the tangible and in the metaphysical sense by pulling up parts where the boys’ sanity is called into question …show more content…
Oh and we’re talking about the boys’ sanity. Keep up! Lines are everywhere with this one, from giving hints that being on the island is a game of sort like: “‘I'm not going to play any longer. Not with you.’"(Jack Pg. 98), “‘Listen. We've come to say this. First you've got to give back Piggy's specs. If he hasn't got them he can't see. You aren't playing the game--’"(Ralph Pg. 139),(My question is who’s winning then?) to times where evidence points to Roger being a sadistic sickening psychopath; “...the shock of black hair, down his nape and low on his forehead, seemed to suit his gloomy face and made what had seemed at first an unsociable remoteness into something forbidding.”, “…Roger who carried death in his hands…”, to straight up just yelling, "’_Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood!_’"I don’t know if i need to say it but that’s not normal. Through just from one of those lines it’s evident that they are not playing with a full deck and they’re still losing cards.
Because I know there is nothing else you’d rather do then behold this beautiful report, here’s more insight on Decay! So now we’ll explore the collapse of boys’ community. How exciting! Practically once they get to the island they gather the boys set Ralph as their chief and each boy even the littluns have a fairly equal say “‘We can't have everybody talking at once. We'll have to have 'Hands up' like at school.…I'll give the conch to the next person to speak. He can hold it when he's speaking.’"(Ralph Pg. 25), but over time after Jack forms his own tribe it becomes less of a democracy and more of a