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Though "The Lord of the Flies" never describes a "Man vs. Self" conflict, there is a definite enemy among the hapless islanders; being they. Moreover, the story depicts that the retrenchment of the refined attitudes of the islanders being amended into that of irrational savages is exigent to conflicts in the story. This sort of discrete and visceral enemy that is savagery that the islanders impinge upon is thus apposite to the "Man vs. Self" conflict style which most likely affects the story most potently. The story depicts the human psyche as the primary enemy for the islanders through symbolism. William Golding is munificent in the application of symbolism that promulgates to a failing society. Moreover, William attempts to appeal to subtlety to communicate the central theme as is the typical nature of an allegory. Due to its nature, it would only be fitting to begin with the symbolism that portrays a sort of internal conflict in humans. To begin, there is a manifold of expositions of savagery substantiated by Jack's tribe symbolically. For example, after Jack's ascension as chief he was no longer provided with the utterance of his own name but instead his presence insinuated by the mention of "Chief". To give a sample of this, "The Chief was sitting there, naked to the waist, his face blocked out in white and red" (Pg. 176). The departing of the use of Jack's name indicates repression of even the concern for cognizance of names for Jack. This modification in the narration suggests that the induction of Jack's savage inhibitions had reached so low as for him to divest himself of niceties of human sophistication. In this case it would be giving oneself a name or in Jack's particular situation; losing it. Apropos to th... ... middle of paper ... ...icts" can be blamed by savagery from an embattled personality for every islander. This presumption is appropriate to William Golding's views on human nature of mankind being totally primal with the absence of rules and also the subject of his allegory. In conclusion the symbolism and conflicts in this story are all propitious to the savagery of the islanders. The languishing mental states of the boys were truly what were to blame for the crude islanders' behaviour, and it seemed to haunt these boys throughout the story. Much of the symbolism showed growing entropy in the society and this was essentially the enemy of the islanders, as it coaxed them to go mad. So despite the fact that the tragedies seemed to only occur in "man vs. man conflict" William Golding's intentions were astute and not totally deliberate as evinced by the story being of the allegorical nature.

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