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In what way is " Lord of the Flies" an allergy of the darkness of mans heart?

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IN WHAT WAY IS " LORD OF THE FLIES" AN ALLERGY OF THE DARKNESS OF MANS HEART? By Jade Price. "Lord of the Flies," by William Golding is ostensibly a story about a group of middle class English boys who crash land on an uninhabited island during the world war. There are no adult's with the boys as the only adult, the pilot gets killed . Than the boys assemble on the beach. The boys start well by having regulations and assemblies to discuss things that affect them. They elect a boy called Ralph as the leader, who decides he and some others will be in charge of building huts. Jack, the leader of the choirboys becomes in charge of keeping the fire alight, so they can be saved and hutting. As the novel progress things start to deteriorate. First the fire gets out of control killing at least one boy and destroying some of the island. Than the younger ones believe there is a beast on the island. After all this happens the boys split up into two groups and become enemies. Before getting saved by a naval officer two more boys get killed. ...read more.

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Ralph knows things are going bad to worse on the island but doesn't quiet know why, but at the end he finds out why. In the novel Ralph and Piggy look back to the civilisation they have left behind. They think of it as a world of order and common sense. They feel that "grown-ups know things. The terrible irony is that the same evil that threatens the boys is also destroying that supposedly civilised outside world. Piggy is one of the first boys introduced to us. He is different to all the others in both mind and appearance. He is fat, wears glasses and has asthma. His glasses symbolizes that he can't see what's going on. Piggy is an adult type figure as he tries to take order by taking everyone's names. He is also the one that worries a lot. He worries that there are no adults on the island, while Ralph loves the idea. We also know he is an adult type boy because he says "like a crowd of kids," but what Piggy doesn't know is that all people are like that when following a charismatic leader, who offers rewards. ...read more.

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Jack however feels no guilt because he no longer has any sense of moral responsibility. The circle and the flies around the pig represent the devil. Simon's dead body goes out to sea: "The water rose further and dressed Simons coarse hair with brightness. The strange, attendant creatures, with their fiery eyes are trailing vapours, busied themselves round his head." The creatures are making a halo around his head, like an angel. Golding believes that we kill everyone who tries to help us, just like Simon. The conch in the novel represents civilisation, democracy and freedom to speak. Jack challenges the authority of the conch and the right to free speech: " We don't need the conch any more. We know who ought to say things" When it finally gets smashed everything that it stands for has vanished. Shortly afterwards, everyone hunts for Ralph so they can kill him. Roger, the dark hearted, evil boy sharpens his spear both ends. This means he was going to try and put Ralph's head on it. When Jack let the fire go out that symbolized that he didn't want to be saved both religiously and from the island. ...read more.

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