Summary Of Lord Of The Flies By William Golding

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There are many different kinds of people in the world. Some people are better at hiding their true colors than others. Lord of the FLies by William Golding is a story that shows how people can go from being civilized to turing savage. During the story there are many examples of how the boys went from being civilized to savage. Golding uses rocks for symbolism in the progression of the book. How they went from something fun to something that causes harm. At the beginning of the book, the have learned that there are no parents.They are away from the rules that they have had to follow all of their lives. NO more parents, or teachers. They just want to have fun, and nothing is holding the back. “The great rocked loitered, poised on one toe, decided not to return, moved through the air, fell, struck, turned over, leapt droning through the air and smashed a deep hole on the canopy of the forest… Not for five minutes could the drag themselves away from this triumph”…show more content…
Jack has taken of the group, and all the boys have turned against Ralph and Piggy. “Roger, with a sense of delirious abandonment,leaned all his weight on the lever… The rock struck Piggy a glancing blow from chin to knee…Piggy fell forty feet and landed on his back across the square red rock in the sea.(Golding 180-181) Roger was the one who pushed the rock and murdered Piggy. He inflicted pain and made something that was once fun into something so much more. Golding uses symbolism to show that regression of the characters as they lose their socialized goodness. A rock that can range from the size of a pea to the size of a boulder has turned into something so much more. It was something fun, something to remember, and something that was used as a weapon. The rock symbolism through the book changed drastically from the beginning to the end. They boys turned savage and lost everything they ever
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