How Does Golding Use Darkness In Lord Of The Flies

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All humans have an ounce of darkness in them, its how someone handles the darkness from taking over that counts. In Golding’s “Lord of the Flies” the boys crash in a airplane on an island with no adults. The boys take matter into their own hands and creates a civilization like they had at home. However the civilization crumbles rapidly due to the darkness coming out of all the boys, which rapidly turn on eachother. Golding conveys that all human beings have a natural capacity for brutality and evil. Even though someone is the good guy, they also have darkness inside them, including Simon. During the assembly the boys are confronted with the situation with boys seeing a beast. As the boys start to turn on each other Simon’s theory is “maybe its only us” (Golding 89). Simon thinks there is no beast, but the boys themselves as they begin to kill things, and not working along. When Simon runs and falls in front of the pig head he encounters, the “Lord of the Flies”. When arguing with the “Lord of the Flies” “Simon found he was looking into a vast mouth. There was blackness within, a…show more content…
Ralph decides to go hunting with the boys in the forest in search of food. Ralph gets a hold of a boar, but the boar gets away. As there is a pig Ralph's "desire to squeeze and hurt was overmastering" (Golding 115). As Ralph is hunting he turns on his better side and help kill a pig for them to eat that overwhelmed him into giving in like the others. However when the boys get rescued by the naval officer it takes a moment for Ralph to realize everything that he lost while on the island. He “wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart” (Golding 202). After losing his innocence on the island Ralph feels like he lost a part of him that he would of never lost if the plane would not of crashed. Even a leader like Ralph gives into his darkness, and regrets the

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