Theme Of Evil In Lord Of The Flies

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The dictionary definition of evil is morally wrong or bad; immoral; wicked. Lord of the Flies by William Golding shows that evil is innate in humans or intensified from an external source. Furthermore, “At the dawn of the next world war, a plane crashes on the uncharted island, standing group of schoolboys. At first, with no adult supervision, their freedom is something to celebrate. This is far from civilization they can do anything they want. Anything. But as order collapses, as strange howls echo in the night, as terror begins its reign, the hope of adventure seems as far removed from reality as the hope of being rescued” William Golding. Golding uses symbols such as the beast, the boys, and Lord of the Flies to reveal the theme of evil. Golding uses the development of the beast throughout the novel to portray the theme of evil. In the beginning, the beast brought fear and the unknown on the island. Being away from civilization has made the boys become more fearful than ever. In the middle, Simon claims that, “maybe it’s (the beast) only us” (120). This quotation declares that the beast could be internal. In other words that being away from civilization for so long has made the beast grow inside of them making the boys become more evil. In addition, Sam and Eric were the first to see the “beast from the air” and elaborate more on its appearance to the boys on page 136 to 137. Moreover, Jack’s compulsion for violence is seen multiple times throughout the novel, however,
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