Essay on An Analysis of Lord of the Flies by William Golding

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Manuel Jones
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Mrs. MacDonald
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Lord of the Flies Essay In the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding, a group of young British children get stranded on an island the island uncharted. They are stranded without any adults and soon they will realize how important a higher power is. They struggle to survive as they face the brutal understanding of what it means to be civilized and how to keep civilization from become corrupt. The defects of society are not caused by one person but by all people that are on the island. The main characters are Piggy who represents the voice of reason and civilization, Jack, who ultimately gives into savagery, Ralph who faces one of the challenges of staying civilized and Simon, who represents somewhat of a Jesus character he also is affected by epilepsy and he is murdered. Ralphs inability to lead is one of the major defects that lead to the downfall of the islands society. “There’s no help piggy, nothing to be done.”(Golding, 128). In this quote it just shows that they have lost all hope and that their “chief” has lost all hope to do anything, when in reality any “good leader” would never give up on anything. When Jack goes totally savage during the middle of the story everything turns inside out. Everything goes up in flames. Jack doesn’t listen to anything anyone has to say and he starts turn kind of scary and he turns out to be some sort of a dictator. “Kill the beast, cut his throat, spill his blood.” (Golding, 186) They chant this around a fire while they are dancing, because they are kind of going insane because they think the keep seeing this beast, Simon gets murdered during this part of the story. One thing that constantly happens throughout the story is people’s inability to listen. Everybody just refuses and refuses to listen to Piggy. “Oh shut…