Who Is The Antagonist In Lord Of The Flies

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The Beast Within Us “Imagination and fiction make up more than three-quarters of our real life” - Simone Weil. A novel that delves into the imagination of humans is William Golding’s Lord of the Flies. Lord of the Flies is a novel that not only shows how we use our imagination to create evil things, but it also shows us the evil in everyone. This novel is about a group of British boys being stranded on the island without any adults. It shows their struggle to make it out alive, and all the challenges, physical, and mental. Ralph (the leader of the group) gives the group order, and law, but like every society there are the rule breakers. The one in this novel is Jack. The antagonist of this novel is the boys’ imagination, and the evil inside everyone. Their imagination causes them to create a monster which they call the beast, it motivates Jack to split up from the main group, and deceives them to murder.…show more content…
At the start of the novel a little boy says he saw something that came out of the ocean, which he calls the beast. “He wants to know what you are doing about the snake thing… Now he says it was a beastie” (34-35). After seeing the dead soldier on the mountain, Samneric say they see the beast, and they explain all the horrible qualities about it (which they made up). “It was awful. It kind of sat up... There were eyes - Teeth - Claws… The beast followed us.. Nearly touched me” (108). Many children make up monsters in their heads, but this beast seemed so real it must have been horrifying to them. The whole thought about the beast
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