Goodness In Lord Of The Flies

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“Lord of the Flies” by William Golding is a story published in 1954 placed in the United Kingdom. It is about a group of British boys who are stuck on an uninhabited island who attempt to oversee themselves with grievous results. They end up in a lot of trouble with people breaking the set rules and results in a lot of competition within the group. Although the book emphasizes a lot on the darkness of not only the island but also the boys, there is still goodness in some of them. A big picture that can be illustrated in the reader’s head is how dark and depressing the island is. However looking at Simon, his actions and thinking closely, Simon has innate goodness within him. For example, when the littluns couldn’t reach some of the fruits…show more content…
When he succeeds to kill a pig for the first time on the island, he decides to open a feast and welcome the members from Ralph’s tribe. Although Jack may not have realized it, it is a normal human's instinct to want to help other people in need. Ralph’s tribe had not eaten meat for a long time and Jack was willing to share their feast with them. Jack says, “To-night we’re having a feast. We’ve killed a pig and we’ve got meat. You can come and eat with us if you like.” (155) This shows Jack inviting Ralph’s tribe for dinner at “his side” of the island. This can be seen as Jack being concerned about Ralph’s tribe because they would probably not have enough nutritions just from fruits and would soon starve without a proper diet. When in Ralph’s tribe, Jack and his hunters were unable to kill any pigs to eat. However, when Ralph and his followers became self-governing, they were successfully able to kill a pig on the first hunt they went out to. This passage from page 155 can be interpreted in a way that Jack, even slightly, cares about the diet Ralph’s tribe has. Although it can simply be noted as a way that Jack is showing off to Ralph, it can be interpreted in a way like written
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