“Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart, and the fall through the air of a true, wise friend called Piggy” (Golding 225). In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, he uses the theme of order versus chaos to show that good has the capacity to become evil. It starts with the boys’ beginnings on the island, to the breakdown of their society, to the tragedies that unfold their civilization. The boys are victims of a deteriorating civilization that turns them into ruthless and more animalistic characters without any law, order or control. The boys’ beginning on the island starts with a very positive and playful atmosphere.
The boys choose Ralph, because he has the conch, but also because of hi... ... middle of paper ... ... evil and savage side by killing Simon. With Simon and Piggy gone, Ralph struggles more than ever with choosing between his morals and savage instincts, and he gives up all hope of being rescued and, presumably, in the other boys. When true nature of the boys is completely revealed, they are finally rescued. Golding suggests that when there is no order and we have complete free will, there will be chaos and that, generally, our true nature will be one of evil and savagery. Through the loss of innocence, lack of order, and regression of societal conditioning, William Golding shows us what he thinks the true nature of mankind is in the 20th century novel, Lord of the Flies.
Human behaviour is largely constrained by the rules and regulations of society. Individuals are obliged to behave a certain way to avoid facing consequences, but what would be the outcome if there were no constrains? William Golding’s, Lord of the Flies is a novel that displays the importance of the rules in society and its role in preventing humans from turning into degenerate beings. When rules and laws of civilization are displaced, the inclination of human behaviour towards savagery is inevitable. To develop the idea of inherit evil in human nature Golding uses, British schoolboys whose barbaric capabilities are truly unleashed under primitive conditions of survival.
This darkness can seem thick and impenetrable, however, just a glimpse of civilization and order can lighten the darkness within anyone. William Golding, while realizing this fact, chose to share it with the world by writing this tale. He showed that even the most proper British boys can become savage beasts within a few days, and then return to their old civilized lives once reintroduced by a familiar figure. No one is so far gone that they cannot be saved, and no one is immune to the savagery within. Works Cited Golding, William.
In The Lord of the Flies, Golding demonstrates this struggle between savagery and civilization through the characterization of Ralph, an innocent child who is forced into maturity by his experiences on the island. In the beginning of the novel, Ralph, is a pure child, who is “turning handsprings of joy upon finding an island free of adult supervision” (Oldsey 3). He is a typical boy with average capacities and desires for rescue and enjoyment. Therefore, Ralph is the standard representation of order, leadership, and civilization. Hence, after landing on the island, he does what civilization has taught him to do, using diplomatic means and intelligence to create a democratic leadership that will help the boys attain rescue.
Although Ralph and jack start to dislike things about each other they still resolve in being friends. Bewilderedly they know there’s conflict between them. jack takes his choir to hunt and leaves the fire which goes out and at that moment a ship sails by, then jack arrives back with his choir following, he proudly shows Ralph a dead sow that they killed. Ralph is furious and exhibits real despair at the passing of the ship, possibly, as he begins to feel the pressure of his overall responsibility for the boys.
William Golding's View of Humanity Taking a post at the Maidstone Grammar School for boys and joining the Royal Navy, gave Golding his understanding of boys and cynical view of the war. William Golding says, "the theme (of the book) is an attempt to trace back the defects of society to the defects of human nature..." Golding's view of humanity is clearly displayed throughout Lord of the Flies. Through the constant symbolism we are made aware of Golding's pessimism towards society. As the book progresses he forms an allegory between the island and the real world. When the boys first arrive on the island they are full of enthusiasm and are eager to begin a new, civilised society.
They tell the stories of two places with no rational legal authorities, where savageness is way of life. In these stories, Piggy and Rocket are similar in that they become outsiders in their communities because of their mindfulness and empathy to savagery. In his novel, Lord of the Flies, Golding uses Piggy's character to show how intelligence cannot survive in a savage society. The author gives Piggy's full physical and intellectual description in order to present the reasons of Piggy's alienation. Piggy is a fat boy with pink skin, proud that he "was the only boy in our school what had asthma" (Golding 9), and that he has been wearing glasses since he was three years old.
In this arrangement of boys, Jack makes up himself the chief even though part of the boys do not agree with his ideas. At the onset of the novel, everything is going well but finish quickly when they loss the opportunity of rescue caused by Jack’s hunting obsession. Behind this event the re... ... middle of paper ... ...evil place on a good person. The result was that once a person has authority can make the most atrocities thing of the world without think of the consequences.Those three evidences show the reality about humans, not only adult people comprise in a malevolent situation, children are capable of became really dangerous. I wonder what would happen if the group of boy never get request?
Finally Sodapop steps in after Dally dies and everyone is sad and feeling helpless. He tells Darry and Ponyboy to promise to never argue again because he doesn’t like it, and they agree. All of these conflicts in the novel “The Outsiders” started with Darry hitting Ponyboy in the face. This lead to many different relationship problems between the Curtis brothers and three deaths that made the relationship very strong. Work Cited Hinton, S. E. The Outsiders.