Posted at 10.15.2018
Lord of the Flies is a historical, imaginary novel which was written in 1954 by Nobel Reward award-winning British creator William Golding. It is an allegorical novel which was influenced and inspired by Golding's experiences as a member of the Royal Navy during World Battle II and his long-time goal to write a novel. Golding became more conscientious about humanity and appeared to create a broader view of the real human psyche, which the theme of the novel derives from. Good vs. evil, civilization vs. savagery, and morality vs. immorality are the main styles in Lord of the Flies.
The story occurs during the years of a warfare on an uninhabited island in an unknown area, in which a plane transporting young Uk schoolboys was shot down and, ironically, all the adults were killed in the car accident. In regards to a dozen guys, with the oldest at twelve years of age, are the lone survivors and are in need of rescue. Both eldest children are Ralph, a son of athletic stature resembling a boxer, and Jack, a tall, slim choir youngster. Ralph, the protagonist, is the first choice among the population, and represents the nice, civil, moral aspect of humanity. Notably, Ralph's right-hand man, Piggy, is the deuterogamist, representing the intellectual, wise side of humanity. Jack is the arrogant, power-hungry antagonist who signifies the wicked, savage, selfish aspect of humanity. At the starting of the book, the most crucial image is the scar tissue that Golding frequently refers to, representing man's symbol on uninhabited territory and exactly how man can come and destroy characteristics through chaos.
All of the main characters are presented in unique ways, with everyone playing an important role throughout the story. Ralph is the apparent head; Jack has command abilities that are not quite as attractive to everyone; Piggy and Roger play the role of a sidekick to his leader; Maurice and Samneric is seen as loyal military; Simon can be an outcast with a strong spiritual connection; the littluns stand for the common people of society. Characterization packages the shade of the book by Golding giving every individual their own attributes and functions, which becomes critical in various situations where certain people can make, break or modify the societal norms and/or honest codes. Characterization runs along the lines of the theme, because humans are the ones who make the choices between good and wicked and battle to be civilized if it is inside our natural instinct to be savage and hostile.
The most common, yet misunderstood or misinterpreted mark throughout the entire novel is the "beastie". The "beastie" appears all throughout the storyline, because the "beastie" is what put the children in this predicament to begin with. The "beastie" signifies the bad in culture, and even looks in a conversation with Simon by means of Satan. The evil side of individuals nature brought on the warfare that got the children on the island and killed passengers and some children. The "beastie" led the boys into savagery, hostility, hatred and fear. These elements cause dilemma which brings chaos into a simplistic culture, turning civilized people into the monsters that are deep within us all. The "beastie", in Section 8 - "Gift for the Darkness", said to Simon: "Fancy thinking the Beast was something you may hunt and get rid of!" "You realized, didn't you? I'm part of you? Close, close, close! I'm the reason why it's no go? Why things are what they are?" (Golding 143). In the long run, the evil behavior of humans, specifically Jack's camp, even influenced Mother Nature when the hunters place the forest ablaze by means of killing Ralph, who was the previous representation of civility and morality on the list of overpowering, savage boys.
Aside from portraying himself as the villain, Jack is a unique, if not the most unique, figure in the book. He is created as the head of the choir from which he was an associate of back home, but never once proved any positive talents other than being a megalomaniac or a savage. Jack starts out as a tyrant, placing your order the other choir males at his control, and demonstrates if he isn't proclaimed a innovator then he will take the energy into his own hands. He is strong-willed and fairly clever, but a hostile character who doesn't think deeply enough, which in turn causes unneeded chaos among others. Jack can be compared to the later rapper Tupac Shakur's role as Bishop in the 1992 film Juice. Bishop was a, adolescent thug who got into some trouble along with his friends, night time, at a gas place. An attempted robbery had gone wrong, resulting in the killing of the store clerk and resulted in a police investigation. Bishop began to reduce his mind, dealing with paranoia and a thirst for electric power because he owned a weapon and was inclined to eliminate again. Bishop and Jack both lust for power and do what they feel is needed to gain that electric power. Some might consider the heroes as sociopaths, using people just as pawns to achieve a selfish goal. The one differences between the two will be the times and other upbringings, and that Bishop, much elderly and older than Jack, landed himself into a good situation that weighed heavily on his conscious, whereas the young youngster Jack had the choice of preventing chaos and being a civil, obedient boy with the only real reason for getting rescued off an island. Both personas offer with the struggle of good vs. bad.
Lord of the Flies is an overall good novel with many themes regarding life and its encounters, as well as strong items that reflect upon mankind, morality, and civilization against savagery. The novel's strongest feature is the theme and the symbols, which the allegorical literary style pushes readers to believe critically about and question every part in every section in order to understand the ideas behind the plot. Human tendencies is too immerse to ever truly form facts about, but people can make very correct assumptions about basic reasoning or reasoning, so it can be said that the individuals psyche has a natural instinct of savagery, but an attained trait of civility. However, morality is true for everyone beings, but on different levels, as long as we follow the societal norms that we've mentally been raised to learn. Your brain is so intensive with what it may lead an individual to achieve that it's bound to think of bad and the good decisions, behaviour, judgments, etc. Conclusively, population has never improved from the standpoint of human being nature and patterns. An individual is given a choice and it's really up to her or him to choose the way to take, whether if it's choosing to be civil or savage or, in conditions of the book, choosing to create bonfires for recovery or hunt pigs for food.