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Lord of the Flies Allegory
Transcript of Lord of the Flies Allegory
Lord of the Flies
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On Golding's island, the boys are segregated into two sects. One is the "tribe", led by Jack, who have forgotten what humanity is and how fragile it can be. The other is led by Ralph; this group is trying to keep humanity alive by remembering humanity and civilizations power. The two leaders, Ralph and Jack, do not work together very well. They are both very stubborn, so they have trouble coming to an agreement because their ideas and views are so different.
The island that the boys are on represents the Garden of Eden. It has perfect living conditions. they have food, water, and good weather. The boys turn the utopia into a distopia. The island also has a little bit of evil, and that's what turns the island into misery. Each boy represents something; Simon is the Christ like figure, the Lord of the Flies is the evil or Satan figure, and Piggy is the fall of mankind.
The boys separate into 2 groups, the "free world" and the "Soviet Union." They had done exactly what the world was doing at the same time, WWII. Ralph was the leader of the free group including Piggy, Simon, and Sam and Eric. Jack was the leader of the other group including Rodger, and the choir boys. The boys were destroying themselves at the same pace that the world was.
By William Golding
Lord of the Flies Allegory
Accelaids: 1983 Noble Prize in literature
Symbols: The island symbolizes the Garden of Eden
The scar symbolizes the beginning of the end Castle Rock symbolizes the the underworld
Symbols: the conch symbolizes unspoken power Piggy's glasses symbolize the end of civilization
"...the Lord of the Flies hung on a stick and grinned. At last Simon gave up and looked back; saw the white teeth and dim eyes, the blood-and his gaze was held by that ancient, inescapable recognition."
"As they danced, they sang, 'Kill the pig. Cut her throat. Bash her in" (75).
"A circling movement developed into a chant. While Roger mimed the terror of the pig, the littluns ran and jumped on the outside of the circle" (151-152).
Symbols: the chant symbolizes the slow ever changing ideals of humans.
The tribe symbolizes the separation of power.
The face paint symbolizes the cover we put on our basic needs and desires.
"That was murder Piggy" (156).
"He made stabbing motions with his spear. From his left hand dangled Piggy's broken glasses" (168).
"I've been thinking about a clock, we could make a sundial" (64).
"The conch exploded into a thousand white fragment and ceased to exist" (181).
"There was a sudden bright explosion and corkscrew trail across the sky; then darkness again and stars" (95).
"The breaking of the conch and the deaths of Piggy and Simon lay over the island like a vapor" (186).