The Lord Of The Flies: Literary Analysis

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The Lord of the Flies is considered one of the most deep and meaningful literary pieces of it’s time. Its meaning goes way deeper than a quick gaze may produce. Ralph represents order and the struggle for power since he stepped to try and organize the kids. Jack represents chaos and rebelliousness because he rarely did what Ralph said and did his own thing. Simon represents government and structure because he is corrupted by the Lord of the Flies and once he dies all structure is lost and chaos begins.. Ralph, Jack, and Simon each represent different aspects of civilization. Ralph represents order and the struggle for power. He does so because he was the first one to try and organize all the boys and try keep them civilized. “‘We can use this to call the others. Have a meeting. They’ll come when they hear us’”. When Jack [chaos] offers a more fun group of savages to the boys Ralph begins to lose control and avidly tries to maintain order. Finally Jack tries to kill Ralph to ensure the last bit of order is destroyed.…show more content…
Instead of keeping helping keep the fire lit like Ralph ordered he decided to pull the twins away to hunt. This resulted in the boys not being found by the passing ship since he took the twins away from the fire to hunt. “Ralph spoke. ‘You let the fire go out.’ Jack checked, vaguely irritated by this irrelevance but too happy to worry him” (69). Jack continues to represent chaos by starting a splinter group and splitting the island into to two groups. This group is later responsible for the destruction of the conch and the death of Piggy. Jack symbolizes Chaos because of his actions throughout the
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