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Lord Of the Flies
Transcript of Lord Of the Flies
The Killing of the Pig
Simon Ample fruit and ideal weather in the beginning of the novel
Ralph's first impulse after the plane crashed was to become naked and bathe in the water
Nudity is a symbol of innocence in the Bible
Water is a symbol of purity in the Bible In the bible the Garden of Eden is full of fruit
Simon hands the fruit down to the 'littluns' because they cannot reach. He does this until they are full.
Relates to God and the Garden of Eden
Gave them ample fruit to ensure satisfaction The creepers look like snakes to the boys, symbolizes the snake in the Bible.
The creepers are what trap the pig who would have died if Jake hadn't of hesitated.
The creepers are negatively portrayed throughout the novel.
Leads to a connection to the Devil in the Bible. Destruction is shown through the decaying of the pig head
After the pig dies so do Simon and Piggy
There was enough fruit for the boys on the island, they did not necessarily need to kill the pig.
Symbolizes the Devil, or evil. As it mocks and 'speaks' He is not violent or like the other boys and is seen as an outsider or weird just as Jesus was in the Bible.
The conversation he has with the pig's head relates to the conversation that Jesus had with the Devil
His death also is closely related to the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross & how they correlate with biblical stories Works Cited
"52 Major Stories of the Bible." Free Online Bible Classes for New Testament, Old Testament, Theology, Bible, and More. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 June 2013.
"Lord of the Flies Summary and Analysis." Lord of the Flies Study Guide : The Lord of the Flies: Biblical Allegory or Anti-Religious Critique? N.p., n.d. Web. 03 June 2013.
Patrick, Jimmy. "Biblical Parallels in Lord of the Flies, by William Golding." Helium. Helium, 16 July 2008. Web. 03 June 2013.