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Lord of the Flies Good v. Evil

An English project
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Ethan Pido

on 10 April 2013

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Transcript of Lord of the Flies Good v. Evil

Evil in the Lord of the Flies Symbols Jack - Anarchy

Roger - Evil

Lord of the Flies - The Devil

The Beast - Man's inherent evil

Stick Sharpened At Both Ends - the growth of evil that has
taken over the boys

Face Paint - Makes the boys anonymous and hides them
from their own consciences.

Adults- savagery throughout all ages of life Good v. Evil Evil Good Good in the Lord of the Flies In the Lord of The Flies, Jack and Ralph's rivalry is a representation of the division between survival and aggression, and civility and order. Their constant conflict is present throughout the novel and remains one of its main themes. Simon's conversations with the Lord of the Flies also shows the conflict between good and evil. Symbols of Good Signal Fire - Hope

Ralph - Order & Civilization

Simon - Jesus

Piggy - Innocence

Conch Shell - Democracy

Piggy's Glasses - Knowledge

Island - Independence

Pig - Survival

Island- Garden of Eden - man-made conformity based on rules which society has created and modernized. - profound depravity and wickedness Ralph, as a static character, refused to give in to
savagery unlike Jack and the choirboys. He governed
his group as a democracy and treated everyone
equally.

Simon represents a Christ figure. He is the only one
who talks to the Lord of the Flies. He is kind to everyone.
His death directly related to the ascending of the
parachutist. Jack's group however, was the complete opposite of
Ralph's. He runs a dictatorship and gets his power from
the Littluns' fear of the Beast. At first Jack was orderly
and civilized, and his killing of the pig symbolized his turn
to barbarism. Jack's abuse of Wilfred exemplified his
hunger for power as their leader. This hunger for power
comes from his desire for acceptance and attention. Jack's loss
of civility was apparent from the start with his rejection of
being the authority figure in the beginning. Inherent Evil in LOTF William Golding, through the character Jack, showed that everyone is born with good and evil, but it takes an
emotional and/or physical trigger to bring it out. In the Lord of the Flies, Jack's hunt of the pig was the trigger that brought out his inner evil.

Golding also created the characters as innocent children to show his point that inherent evil is within man at any age, even in children. " What I mean is... maybe it's only us." - Simon Simon said this when the boys were calling a meeting. He said that rather than the beast being a flying thing or something that comes from the sea, he said it's the boys themselves. This exemplifies Golding's belief of inherent evil.
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Golding, William. Lord of the Flies. New York: The Berkley Publishing Group, 1954. Print. Simon represents a Christ figure. He is kind to everyone, and is said to have been picking out-of-reach fruit for the littluns. This is a biblical reference in which Jesus fed a large crowd with bread. When he dies, simultaneously, the body of the parachutist ascends, as if going towards heaven. The Lord of the Flies has many biblical references , with characters like Simon, and the Lord of the Flies himself.
This is influenced by Golding's strong religious position. How the Lord of the Flies is a Biblical Allegory
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