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William Folding´S Lod Of The Flies: The Influence Of Mankind

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Golding makes it clear that evil is part of all humans through the discussion of the beast. Simon comes to a realization that evil is within themselves, not only in the boys on the island, but in everyone’s hearts, when he speaks to the Lord of the Flies. Lord of the Flies is never actually talking to Simon; Golding chooses to make Simon hallucinate in order to hear the voices of the boys altogether in Simon’s mind. The sow confronts Simon with the truth, he questions Simon: "You knew, didn't you? I'm part of you?” (Golding 143). The sow confirms the reality that the beast is without any regards within Simon as well as all the other boys. Although the beast is within the children, Golding never shows Simon to have any evil intentions. Instead he makes Simon deny the beast’s accusations and makes him pass out due to shock and confusion: “Simon found he was looking into a vast mouth. There was blackness within, a blackness that spread" (Golding 144). The sow’s head, or the Lord of the Flies, represents the evil found in the boys’ hearts and minds. Golding shows the sow’s head as a symbolic object. The head allowed Simon to understand and hear his inner thoughts about evil. Golding uses this conversation between the Lord of the Flies and Simon to fully demonstration that the “beast” is skulking inside of the boys and therefore being a natural essence of the boys, and mankind.
William Golding makes it clear by using Jack’s description and actions to show that evil is the natural essence of all mankind. As the story develops, Golding shows Jack to be selfish, violent and dishonest as he was driven "to violence … and able at last to hit someone” (Golding 71). Also, the description of Jack towards the end of the book reveals how deceiving and monstrous Jack has become. Ralph says Jack is "a beast” and a “bloody thief" (Golding 179). By choosing these certain words, Golding is displaying Jack as an evil entity. Ralph’s accusations toward Jack also show the reader that Jack has become evil, deceitful, and a beast. As Golding makes Jack begin to act and look more primeval, the reader should see the transformation from man to animal. As Roger walks towards the Hunters at Castle Rock, he notices that Jack, the chief, is just "sitting there, naked to the waste, his face blocked out in white and red" (Golding 160). William Golding is using imagery so that the reader can begin to see Jack as an animal. Half-way through the story,...

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