A copiously in depth discussion of the theme development Evil at the Heart of Man and Loss of Identity in Golding’s Lord of the Flies
During the post war era of 1954, a fictional novel by the title of Lord of The Flies was written by an assiduous author, William Golding, in a third person objective manner to develop, and bring to light the themes of Evil at the Heart of Man and Loss of Identity.
In the novel, the theme evil at the heart of man is found in extreme quantities, most of them focused around or involving Roger in some manner. “Roger stooped, picked up a stone, aimed, and threw it at Henry, threw it to miss.” The sequential fact that Roger wants to hurt the boy, but is held back only by the laws of society is a grim fact that proves to appear again and again within the novel. Later on, without the bounds of society, Roger is not held back anymore and unleashes his full fury. “High overhead, Roger, with a sense of delirious abandonment, leaned all his weight on the lever.” Roger has lost all sense of civilization and has proven himself to be full primal once again, being held back only by his boundless baneful imagination. Roger elucidates his sinful nature through assassinating Piggy in cold daylight in front of all the boys, proving that he is in fact the most censurable of all the creatures on the island.
Throughout the Lord of the Flies, there are many occurrences where certain characters lose their identity by different means, either