William Golding 's Lord Of The Flies Essay

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Lord of the Flies Literary Essay Loss of innocence is when a person loses all those characters that adheres a person to their childhood, and is that time when a person is unaware of the cruel and evil world. Loss o innocence is a part of the human progression and for that; it is something human beings cannot escape from. Many authors convey loss of innocence as an allegory or main theme in novels: to further develop the plot, characters and to present significance of symbols. A brilliant example of an author who effectively utilizes the theme loss of innocence in his novel Lord of the Flies is William Golding. Golding uses characters, murders and symbols to illustrate the theme, of loss of innocence throughout the novel. Golding uses characteristics to illustrate the transformation change within the boys from innocent civilized boys to savaged non-civilized boys. Jack is a character who shows this transformation because when Jack is covering his face with the paint it signifies his journey to savagery and loos of all innocence. For the paint on his face hides all that, makes him an innocent child: such as fear, shame. The mask hides all these characteristics of Jake that make him a young naive child. When the mask is mentioned it is said to be “a thing on its own, behind which Jack hid, liberated from shame and self-consciousness “(Golding 66). the fact that Jack is hiding behind a mask to gain the ability to kill; something that he, himself believes is wrong and his…

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