Hope In Lord Of The Flies Quote Analysis

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Hope is finding something good even if the situation is very dark. However, it is too dark that there is no way of finding any hope in some situations. The author of Lord of the Flies, Golding, tells a story of the dark side of humans. The boys’ are filled with hope for the world. The boys believe that they will be rescued after their airplane crash-landed on a deserted island with no adults. They believe it is a short trip in paradise. Ironically, the boys learn the dark side of human nature: killing, stealing, and fighting. The book Lord of the Flies doesn’t offer any hope because most of the boys turned into violent savages who kill and steal. They had no solution to end it. Even though they got rescued their traumatic experiences would never be forgotten and they would never be able to return to their…show more content…
Hunting gives Jack an adrenaline rush which he very much enjoys. He talks about the experience of killing a pig during one of their assemblies: “‘There was lashing of blood,” said Jack, laughing and shuddering”(69). Jack starts enjoying these violent acts of killing and falls deeper into savagery. He takes his group down this dark and violent path even further. Robert and Roger talk about Jack going to beat up one of their tribe members, “‘He got angry and made us tie Wilfred up.’”(159). They find this cruel act funny and exciting. Their humaneness is disappearing and they are taking pleasures in the most twisted things. Moreover, the disappearance of their humaneness leads them to killing people. Piggy went to talk to them in a civilized manner but they ended up killing him. Roger releases a huge rock that rolls down toward the group of boys and “Piggy fell forty feet and landed on his back across the square red rock in the sea. His head opened and stuff came out and turned red”(181). Jack’s tribe doesn’t accept disagreement and acts harshly on those people even if the situation doesn’t call for

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