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Lord of the Flies: Good vs. Evil
Transcript of Lord of the Flies: Good vs. Evil
-Piggy was surrounded before he could back away. "Here- let me go!" His voice rose to a shriek of terror. (page 40) This is an example of evil because Jack and his hunters were provoking Piggy and grabbed hold of him causing him to give in to handing them his glasses to build the fire.
"Simon. He helps." He pointed at the shelters. "all the rest rushed off. He's done as much as I have." (page 54) This shows an example of good. Ralph is telling Piggy about how much Simon is helping him throughout the island with tasks the others obviously don't care about. This is "good" because he's volunteering to help Ralph when he could be doing something less productive with the others.
The obeyed the summons of the conch. Partly because Ralph blew it and he was big enough to be a link with the adult authority. (page 59) This is an example of good because without Ralph showing civilization on the island they would have no leader without any boundaries.
He looked along the row of whispering littluns "serves you right if something did get you, you useless lot of cry-babies!" (page 83) This would be an example of bad. It is an example of bad because maybe if the boys wouldn't mistreat each other they could get more accomplished altogether.
Far beneath them, the trees of the forest sighed, then roared. The hair on their foreheads fluttered and flames blew out sideways from the fire. (page 98) This could be considered an example of evil because the boys are terrified of what might be lurking on the mountain. The example of fear shows within all of the boys.
"Kill him! Kill him!" All at once, Robert was screaming and struggling with the strength of frenzy. Jack had him by the hair and was brandishing his knife. Behind him was Roger, fighting to get close. The chant rose ritually as the last moment of a dance or hunt. "Kill the pig! Cut his throat! Kill the pig! Bash him in!" (page 114) This is clearly an example of evil. The are trying to sacrifice a human as their beast. This shows no civilization at all.
He giggled and flicked them while the boys laughed at his reeking palms. Then Jack grabbed Maurice and rubbed the stuff over his cheeks. (page 135) This shows evil. This example is evil because he's invading Maurice's personal space and smearing pig guts all over his face. It is also evil because Jack has a twisted mind and finds humor in being disgusting.
"At once the crowd surged after it, poured down the rock, leapt on to the beast, screamed, struck, bit, tore." (page 153) This shows an example of bad. The members of Jack's tribe are savages. They don't care about anything relating to civilization because on Jack's tribe all they care about is hunting and having fun without any enforcement of rules.
"I'm frightened of us. I want to go home. Oh God, I want to go home." (page 157) This is an example of evil. This is considered evil because Ralph is telling Piggy that he is having such a horrible experience on the island that he wants to go home. This is surprising because they don't have any adult authority telling them what to do; the boys are completely on their own.
The rock bounded twice and was lost in the forest. Piggy fell forty feet and landed on his back across the square red rock in the sea. His head opened and stuff came out and turned red." (page 181) This is clearly an example of evil. Jack's tribe of hunters got angry at Ralph, Piggy, and Samneric; Roger felt a wave of rage wash over him and pulled the lever and a rock came tumbling down destroying Piggy. This once again shows no civilization.
He staggered to his feet, tensed for more terrors, huge peaked cap. It was a white-topped cap, and above the green shade of the peak was a crown, an anchor, gold foliage. He saw white drill, epaulettes, a revolver, a row of gilt buttons down the front of a uniform. (page 200) This is an example of good because everybody turned against Ralph and had lit the entire island on fire trying to kill him but an example of irony happened. A naval officer showed up on his boat because he saw their fire from a distance. This is good because the boys got rescued.
A real life example of good vs. evil would be 9/11. A terrorist group called "Al queda" flew airplanes into the World Trade Center around 9 AM on September 11th, 2001. This is obviously an example of evil. This brutal attack killed about 3,000 people This relates to the examples listed prior because Jack would be considered the leader (Osama Bin Laden) of his group of hunters (al queda) and Ralph and Piggy acted as the twin towers.