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The Inner Human Beast in Lord of the Flies by William Golding

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In Lord of the Flies, William Golding uses symbolism and parables to illustrate and define the human inner beast. There are some main ideas that William Golding sets forth in Lord of the Flies. These main ideas are impulses of mankind and they exist within all human beings in the world. The author talks about how mankind and society gives us rules and duties. Like to act peacefully, have moral standards, and how to accept others and their views. The story can be told as if it were civilization versus anarchy. In Lord of the Flies, Golding introduces a group of young English boys. The boy’s names are Ralph, Jack, Simon, Piggy, Sam, Eric, and Roger. This group of boys happen to be stranded on a desert island. The boy’s transition has challenged them with uncivilized behavior. However each boy has his own personality and with each personality gives more distinguished ability to the group of boys. As the novel progresses, Golding explains how different people feel and act because of the influences of the instincts of civilization and chaos through different levels and strategies. Different characters in the novel are created to represent different inner beats of an individual. Ralph is elected to be the group’s leader. Ralph is the order, civilized and productive. The other boys are concerned with having fun and avoiding work. Ralph has his mind set on survival and civilization. Ralph thinks about building shelter and constantly thinking of ways that they can be saved from
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