Monday, December 2, 2019

Lord Of The Flies Essays (652 words) - Fiction, Literature

Lord Of The Flies In Human Nature there are two main opposing sides. Good and Order vs. Evil and Chaos, the two sides greatly contrast each other. In the novel Lord of the Flies, the author William Golding displays the difference in humanity with two nemeses Ralph and Jack, and how sometimes there is a thin line between the two. Ralph constantly tries to bring good to the island by bringing order. For example, Piggy first sees Ralph on the beach and depicts Ralph as ?a boxer, as far as width and heaviness of shoulders went, but there was a mildness about his mouth and eyes that proclaimed no devil (10). Piggy can clearly see that in Ralph there is a need for order. Ralph can live by no other way. In addition, while Ralph is holding a meeting Ralph [sit] on a fallen trunk, his left side to the sun. On his right [are] most of the choir; on his left the larger boys who [have] not known each other before...before him small children [squat] in the grass. (30). Ralph establishes a mock-democratic government for the group in order for them to be rescued, and to maintain peace and order. He knows the only way they will survive is to have rules. Furthermore, as Ralph loses hope he expresses The world, that understandable and lawful world, [is] slipping away (82). Ralph is trying to hold on to a world that made sense to him. A world that has laws and keeps people from disorder. Ralph tries everything he can to bring peace. It is Jack, the source of evil who leads the boys' turn to savagery. For instance, when Jack first appears he is described as tall, thin, and bony...his hair [is] red beneath the black cap. His face [is]...freckled, and ugly without silliness (19). Even at the start, Jack appears to be an ominous figure. A person who can not be trusted and will stab anyone in the back. Furthermore, after Jacks failed hunting attempt[Jack tries] to convey the compulsion to track down and kill that was swallowing him up (47). The evil within Jack is becoming more apparent. There is nothing to withhold him from savagery. Moreover, on what occasion Jack finally kills a pig He [begins] to dance and his laughter [becomes] a bloodthirsty snarling (58). With the absence of society the yearning to hunt and kill is taking control of Jack. It is like it was bottled up and now he can finally let it out. Jack eventually turns the whole island into chaos. In people Good and evil, order and chaos can become very similar. For example, while Jack and Ralph were arguing Both boys were breathing very heavily. ?Come on then-' ?Come on-' Truculently they squared up to each other but kept just out of fighting distance (177). These two forces mirror each other. Each one acts and has the same body language. In addition, at the time Simon is being killed Ralph...[is] fighting to get near.... The desire to squeeze and hurt [is] over-mastering (104). Even a person like Ralph can lose his control and let his evil get the best of him. Just one time is enough to do much damage. Furthermore, while the boys are assembling Jack proclaims 'We've got to have rules and obey them. After all, we're not savages. We're English, and the English are best at everything' (40). Jack knows that he must have some if any order. Order so he can hunt and kill. The powers are so alike that it is as if they are from the same seed. Ralph and Jack are two different force but still resemble each other. Just like in people the goodness can easily became bad in an instant. It all depends on different surroundings that can easily bring out one anther. English Essays

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