Lord Of The Flies Moral Analysis

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Conch-emplating Morals The boys search and search for a justification of their barbarous actions and seem to be drawn to certain items that symbolizes and in some ways justify their actions, whether it be power, order, or fear. Well, in the novel, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, the boys that are left stranded on this heavenly island are left contemplating their morals with each day that they continue to miraculously survive. Survival includes making the tough choices and finding what is best for the group. This has led to a handful of items that have contributed to their decisions and ways they taken for the chance of rescue. The conch shell plays a vital role in this book. It holds a wide number of things, but most importantly, it represents law and order between the boys. Piggy was the first to notice it and Ralph was able to draw all the boys together by blowing it. From the very beginning, the conch has served to be their salvation; as they all are able to be brought together from the sounds of the shell. They then begin to decide a…show more content…
At first, it was clearly a childish fear of some monster living in an unknown terrain. Until the dead paratrooper comes from the air and further provides proof that the boys’ fear is anything but irrational. Fear of the beast is what made them responsible for the murder of Simon; they killed Simon believing that he was the beast. Simon is the only one who was able to come to his senses and know the beast is really within all of man and not some glorified creature in a sci-fi comic. “What I mean is...maybe it’s only us” (89). With this, we can see how the beast may represent internal darkness and evil inside the boys’ hearts. The beast has also come to be the boys’ almighty totem as they begin to leave offerings such as the sow’s head for the beast. In truth, the more and more that the boys behave more like a savage, the more real the beast

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