Good And Evil In Lord Of The Flies Research Paper

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Within all religions, good and evil are in a constant battle. In Lord of the Flies this is no exception. Lord of the flies is a tale during the Cold War, when a group of kid's plane crashed on a deserted island. On the island, the presence of a beast is suggested, so a few of the kids go to find it. They fail to find the beast and end with more questions than answers. As tension grows between Ralph and Jack, the group splits, and leaves Jack with the majority on his side. Jack's tribe, while in the midst of a party, takes it too far and mistake Simon as the beast resulting in his death. Further on, Piggy, Ralph's loyal adviser, faces a brutal death. Jack and his tribe then hunted Ralph, with the intentions of killing him. However, Ralph is saved when a naval officer finds them stranded on the island. As seen above, Jack is the force of evil on the island, while Ralph is the force of good. In Lord of the Flies William Golding uses the religious allegory of Good vs Evil to show that all humans are evil by nature.…show more content…
Golding used the brutal death of Simon to allude to Jesus Christ. “Surrounded by a fringe of inquisitive bright creatures, itself a silver shape beneath the steadfast constellations, Simon's dead body moved out toward the open sea (154).” In the quote above, Simon is being tended to by angles just like they did Jesus. On the island, Roger fully surrenders to his dark side. He is known for torturing and mutilating kids on the island. Roger is the one who pushed the rock that killed Piggy; much like the Pharisees pushed the stone that led to Jesus being

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