Golding inserts in the novel many Christian symbols--the hit-you-over-the-head kind. For example, Simon is the Jesus figure: In the novel, there are many examples of good versus evil.
Innate Evil in Lord of the Flies written by: This is proven by hunting, the beast, and the desire for power. Initially, the boys survive through the consumption of fruit. Evidently, meat is not a major concern for their survival.
His seemingly bloodthirsty desire to kill and indifference towards the prospect of rescue shows a contrast not present in him during the beginning of the novel, where he agrees to build a fire.
A return to civilization, order, and structure apparently has no appeal to Jack. Therefore, he is revealing an inner evil within him that has been previously repressed under the inhibitions of civilized British society.
As a result, an irreversible split forms between Ralph and Jack. Faced with blame for letting the ship pass by, his inherent evil takes its first violent form against a group member, as he lashes out in anger against Piggy—punching and smacking him—and damages his glasses. In addition, an inborn evil is evident in Ralph during a hunting ritual.
While exploring the island and searching for the beast, the boys come upon a boar, who Ralph manages to wound.
A mock hunting dance follows, in which Robert is the victim—he is jabbed at by Ralph. Strangely, a parallel is seen between Ralph and Jack. Unquestionably, evil exists within Ralph too, and is clearly seen through his barbaric actions.
Without the forces of civilization, the boys are allowing the natural evil within them to reign free. The act of killing, being unacceptable according to civilized standards, is associated with dire evil—only the cruelest resort to it.
It portrays the innate evil within Jack, as he knows that killing would not be tolerated in civilized society.
Therefore, it is evident that the beast is present when an individual is aware that they are committing an evil act. Although it does not manifest itself in an apparent form at first, it represents a guilty conscious that comes about when they allow their innate evil to surface.
Undoubtedly, the presence of the beast and the fear that they have for it, is what turns them towards more violence. A reliance on weapons not only for hunting, but also to protect themselves, evokes their innate evil.
The boys are entering a distant reality, in which the existence of a false beast, and their inability to perceive this, leads them to value violence over morality. Furthermore, the evil within the boys is also seen when the beast takes a physical form as the Lord of the Flies. In fact, with its confrontation with Simon, it clearly states that it is a part of them—it is the barbaric instinct deep within them.
Since the hunters have gone so far as to present the beast with an offering, their belief in the beast, and therefore their innate evil, has solidified to an extent that turns them to violence.
The fact that Simon, the only one who knows the beast is an element of human temperament and can relieve their fears about the beast, is killed, illustrates that evil is an inescapable quality of their nature. As the novel progresses, a struggle for power between Ralph and Jack takes place.
Eventually, Jack obtains the upper hand at Castle Rock. However, Jack still feels a threat to his dominance. He points out the weaknesses of their society, and compares it to the logical reasoning of civilization.
Consequently, the consuming evil leads Roger to deadly violence. He sends a boulder down upon Piggy, which kills him and destroys the conch.
He wants Ralph dead. In fact, his inner evil is what allows him to set fire to the island in an attempt to chase down and kill Ralph. In addition, at the end of the novel, an inevitable chain of violence is evident. A naval officer comes to rescue the boys; however, a dark irony is made.
The naval officer is surprised that two have died on the island, while at the same time, he is the cause of far more deaths in the war being fought. Certainly, an evil so profoundly dominating is obvious within him, since he does not even realize his own dark deeds, but only those of the boys.
Unsurprisingly, he is able to shoot and kill enemies without revulsion, but for the dominance of his nation in the world.
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Innate Evil in Lord of the Flies written by: Terry Ligard • edited by: SForsyth • updated: 1/5/ William Golding’s Lord of the Flies demonstrates that evil is an inborn human nature, which leads to violence and a turn away from civilization.
English 10—Lord of the Flies Name: _____ Theme Directions: One of the major themes in Lord of the Flies is good versus evil. Answer the questions below. 1. Can a person be born “good” or “evil”, or does a person learn to be good or evil? Aug 20, · Moses vs.
Jesus Showing of messages. Moses vs. Jesus: Terry Cross: Rom Recompense to no man evil for evil.
Provide things honest in the sight of all men. Rom If it be possible, as much as lieth He states that the theme of this chapter is acquisition, including acquisition of slaves, real estate, movables, Sanctuary.