Evil Lord Of The Flies Quote Analysis

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Aulona Hyseni September 23, 2015 Period: 4 Lord of the Flies Essay Evil: Instilled in the Heart of Man “He who returns evil for good, Evil will not depart from his house” (Proverbs, 17:13). Evil has a way of intruding a once innocent individual to the point of returning good intentions with iniquitous actions. The birth of no remorse and vile actions always ties back to a child’s loss of innocence. Lord of the Flies by William Golding captures an alluring grasp at how a pack of English schoolboys quickly redefined themselves as “savages” when their plane crashes on Eden itself. The island gives a glimpse into the insight of survival and initial root of sprouting evil in oneself. These comrades introduce a new elucidation to the phrase…show more content…
In preceding with this tactic, one main character, Jack, is welcomed. ”...memories of the knowledge that they had outwitted a living thing, imposed their will upon it, taken away its life like a long satisfying drink” (Golding, p.101). Jack is foreseen as the devil that attracts and gives off an immoral aura. This quote is from the scene where Jack hunted and killed his first pig. Golding's choice of words such as “outwitted” and “satisfying” display the boy's commencement into evil. Jack himself chose to kill the pig and from it, he received a fulfilling warmth which he later on feels every time he stops a heartbeat. The complete polar opposite of Jack is Simon, whose name literally translates to “a postal” or “listener.” The book displays a series of juxtaposition which contradicts pure-like objects/people to an evil symbol. "'Understand? We're going to have fun on this island! So don't try it on, my poor misguided boy, or else--'" (Golding p. 215-216). When the "beast" is speaking to Simon, in a way, he is resembling a completely different animal which would be a snake. In the Bible, the snake (Satan) tries to persuade Eve to consume the luxurious fruit of…show more content…
A child reciprocating the intolerable acts of adults is unheard off, especially in the case of manslaughter. On the other hand, nobody has taken into consideration if the child is innately instilled with evil. Golding wrote about a two human deaths in the book, one of which terminated the only kindred spirit on the island. A stylistic device that expressed the sorrow of the island after Simon's death is connotation. "At once the crowd surged after it, poured down the rock, leapt onto the beast, screamed, struck, bit, tore. There were no words, and no movements but the tearing of teeth and claws" (Golding, p.229). Humanity is one aspect in life that keeps most people sane. When Simon died, the hypothetical "civilization" and humanity was buried with him. The savages were so obsessed with the itching urge to murder, they also executed the last shred of virtue the island held—Simon. The more agonizing part to this barbaric killing was the fact that the savages knew it was Simon, yet, they tried to lie to their conscious and say it was "the beast." The actual beast was supposed to be the mother bore the boys killed and sacrificed to the island. "Jack was on top of the sow, stabbing downward with his knife. Roger found a lodgment for his point and began to push till he was leaning with his whole weight" (Golding,

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