Violence In Lord Of The Flies Quote Analysis

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(Violence) "Ralph too was fighting to get near, to get a handful of that brown, vulnerable flesh. The desire to squeeze and hurt was over-mastering.” (Golding 114-115)

Explanation: All it takes for civilized Ralph to get some blood lust is a bit of hunting and mob-mentality. It’s pretty scary to see this fairly mature and all around decent kid get swept up in the allure of violence so fast. It shows that everyone has the potential to kill and be violent, and that it doesn’t always take as much as you’d think to bring it out.

(Lord of the Flies) “There isn’t anyone to help you. Only me. And I’m the Beast.” (Golding 143)

Explanation: We finally learn what the Lord of the Flies is. It says that it’s the Beast, but it’s not the parachute guy version of the beast, it’s the one Simon tried to explain, just the evilness of mankind. …show more content…

For a moment or two the forest and all the other dimly appreciated places echoed with the parody of laughter. “You knew, didn’t you? I’m part of you?”” (Golding 143)

Explanation: The beast was the boys the whole time, even sweet Simon was part of the beast. The beast specifically is the darkness and evil in all the boys, in everyone. Simon knew the whole time, but no one listened. The boys then end up turning on each other, even though the beast was never a real beast. In their attempts to hunt and kill the beast they killed each other in a cruel

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