Essay on The Lord of the Flies

Submitted By feetless
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Golding’s Lessons of Violence In Lord of the Flies by William Golding, Golding shows his purpose for violence to inform the readers about the sinful nature of human beings, so that the readers would understand the book fully, and would know the reality of humans. Golding shows his violence and cruelty of uncivilized boys making themselves as beasts in uninhabited and isolated island. In Lord of the Flies by William Golding, Golding’s purpose for violence is to show how many the orders and laws are important to people, how much civilization has took over people’s lives. When Roger killed Piggy and the conch exploded into thousands of pieces (181), Golding indirectly expresses that civilization among the boys disappeared by symbolizing the conch as civilization, meaning that civilized English boys had turned into beasts who can’t control themselves getting farther away from civilization. Next, Golding creates the boys to savages. When Jack puts the forest on fire to kill Ralph (195), Golding allows the readers to experience the action of Jack developing into a savage, trying to kill everyone who disobeys him, being uncivilized. Golding explains his purpose to the readers to let them know that if people lose their civilization, they would act like animals. Additionally, Golding makes the uncivilized boys Ralph embarrassed. When the officer came and was shocked at Jack (201), Golding directly infers the reader civilization with his use of description of the character’s expressions, telling how much the officer was civilized. Golding writes this because he wanted to show the difference of civilized and uncivilized people and also how much civilization is important and how much it took over people’s lives. Golding’s purpose for writing violence is to show the importance of civilization among people. Golding uses violence for his purpose; however; it explains the respond of people when they are fearful; going offensive when they are trying to be defensive. Golding lets the hunters to go against the beastie acting like savages. When the hunters were doing their chant (75), Golding generates the impression of reality by letting the readers know the boys were scared by the pigs which would obviously attack them someday. Golding writes let the readers view the boys’ fear of the pig which lets the readers to understand the characteristics of people when they are fearful. Also, Golding lets the boys to literally go offensive. When Jack and his hunters killed Simon seeing him as a beast (153), Golding speeds up the plot by showing external conflict between the boys which led to Simon’s death. Golding writes this because he wanted the reader to understand the characteristics of the boys in philosopher’s view. Additionally, Golding let the people to know the tendency of people when they are defensive. When the Liverpool boys were trying to defense themselves after what they had done, they thought in an offensive way to get over with the corpse (Golding “Why Boys Become Vicious” 11), Golding tells the reader the sinful nature of people and how much they are selfish by the conflicts shown in the article. Golding illustrates this because he wants the reader to know the reason why the boys became so vicious on the island living themselves without any rules and laws. Golding writes this because he wants the reader to fully understand the reflection of defensive, which is offensive. While Golding uses violence to let the reader fully understand, he entertains the readers by developing the characteristics of characters. First, Golding creates Simon to be suspicious as a beast. When the boys thought Simon as a beast in the dark (Golding Lord of the Flies 152), Golding directly shows his creativeness in the plot by speeding up the plot with Simon’s death. Golding writes this to entertain the readers with different characteristics and actions within each character. Next, Golding makes Jack a savage toward the end of the book. When he puts