William Golding's Novel and Peter Brook's Movie on Lord of the Flies

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Peter Brook’s movie and William Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies demonstrates evil within one’s self, corruption of power, and immaturity of youth. The book and movie projected these political and social themes. A major theme presented in Lord of the Flies is evil within one’s self. An example of this theme is the murder of Piggy. In the movie, there is a scene where Roger is standing by a huge rock and Piggy was down below. Roger purposely pushed the rock down to kill Piggy. Roger wanted to get rid of Piggy because he was going against Jack. This shows evil within Roger and that he had the courage to murder Piggy. It also portrays that the boys have turned evil and they are not willing to sort things out without violence. Another piece of evidence that represents this theme is the death of Simon. Simon was coming back from finding out that the boys were mistaken about the beast. The boys saw him and thought he was the beast. The boys started to sing their chant, “Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood! Do him in!” (Orwell 152). The boys were chanting this as they wer...

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