Lord Of The Flies Allegory

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William Golding’s book the Lord of the Flies is about a group of young British boys stranded on an island due to their plane crashing because of an ongoing war. The group of boys encounters many problems along the way during their duration of stay on the island because of their misguidance, loss of civilization, and turmoil against each other. Tension and conflict is unavoidable throughout the novel because of Mans fear of the unknown, whether it be boy versus boy, or boy versus nature. One way this is represented is by Ralph’s leadership over the civilized group, and Jack’s leadership over the savages. Golding shows us the rising tension between the two characters, how their conflict becomes more constant as time goes on, and how the book becomes a well developed biblical allegory such as when Simon gets murdered by Jack’s tribe by telling the truth becomes a representation of Jesus’ crucifixion as he tells the truth and gets killed for it. The mentioned atrocity from the novel can be viewed from Biblical, psychological, and social points of view. In addition, this novel is a great example of allegorical novels. In fact, Golding wanted each of his characters with some kind of physical detail or trait and have them represent another thing in real life in many exoteric ways. This is the way the novel…show more content…
Some characteristics that point him in this direction is the fact that his choir had the intent to hunt in the beginning and later on his “fall” into savagery. Jack has a form of knowledge that Ralph does not have, which led many people astray into joining Jack’s tribe of savages as it says in the Book of Matthew 24:11 “And many false prophets will appear and deceive many”, which is plainly Jack because he appears to help the biguns, but in the end turned them into brutal
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