See? Jack and Roger and Maurice and Robert and Bill and Piggy and Ralph.” (Gift for the Darkness, p.151) The beast inside of Simon is speaking to him, trying to play mind games and trick him into believing he is no longer wanted or needed on the island. Simon then discovers that the true beast is indeed inside each and every one, not a wild animal, but the hidden human soul that has yet to be discovered. When Simon is killed by Jack and the rest of the tribe we realize that with Simon the truth about the beast has also died with him, the truth has and will remain unknown. Piggy is the “brain” on the island; he is well educated and knows the most out of all the boys.
Jack wouldn’t have done those things without the mask on, and many times he is blushing under the mask when he says things. The only reason he says them is because no one will be able to see his reaction or expression Jack's tribe gradually becomes more animalistic, applying face paint to liberate their inner savages while they hunt. The face paint becomes a motif which recurs throughout the story, with more and more intensity toward the end. The face paint jack and his tribe uses symbolize the loss of rules and civility and his true personality showing, which is the evil within him emerging. Jack painted him face so that when he did something wrong he wouldn’t be accountable for his actions as he uses the paint as a mask to hide him from the truth.
The boys, who have returned from hunting and are in a wild state, attack Simon, thinking him the beast, and kill him. The civilized end of society on the island, which has shrunk to mainly Ralph and Piggy, had visited Jack and his party of boys, so all the boys participated in the event. This shows that Ralph, (and the other more civilized boys), although more civilized than others, is only suppressing his savageness by creating a government. So, in Lord of the Flies, at first the boys are all civilized, because
Golding’s underlying argument is that human beings are savage by nature, and are moved by primal urges toward selfishness, brutality, and dominance over others. Though the boys think the beast lives in the jungle, Golding makes it clear that it lurks only in their hearts. Civilization Although Golding argues that people are fundamentally savage, drawn toward pleasure and violence, human beings have successfully managed to create thriving civilizations for thousands of years. So that disproves Golding’s theory about human nature being savage, right? Wrong.
Ralph considers that the main reason for the disorder on the island is Jack, the antagonist and representation of evil in the novel. There is a continuous conflict between the two boys. Ralph stands for civilized ideals, while Jack leads a tribe of savages and “organizes” primitive rituals. In the middle of the savagery, Ralph stays rational and hopes of rescue. There is only one occasion when Ralph falls into that same savagery; it occurs when he joins the ritual dance at the feast, the same feast where Simon gets killed.
He uses it against them so he can take advantage of their vulnerability and control them. It symbolizes the savagery inside of every person. Only Simon realizes that they fear the beast because it exists inside of them. The existence of the beast is born out of the boys’ behavior and continues to grow with their ferocity. When it begins to storm, Jack instructs his tribe to do their hunting dance.
Lewis states, “My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A person does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line… Consequentially atheism turns out to be too simple. If the whole universe has no meaning, we
There has to be a trigger to make them no longer have any innocence, and sacrifice themselves as a person. Our Creator is not evil; he wouldn’t make us to be like that either. Great thinkers believed that humans are evil. Philosophers like Thomas Hobbes and also Sigmund Freud believed that humans were evil. Towards the end of his life, Freud became largely disenchanted with the human species and considered us one of the worst types of animals.
Sam Harris uses this idea in one of his quotes saying that “Either God can do nothing to stop catastrophes or he doesn’t care to or he doesn’t exist. God is either: impotent, evil or imaginary. Take your pick and choose wisely.” This can speak to many of those who don’t believe in God as this shows how even with this earth God didn’t create it perfectly which leads to natural disasters and if he did create this earth then he must be evil to have created it imperfectly and if a perfect being wants to create something imperfect when he can create it perfectly how is this justifiable? Some people also say that if we are a
If God is all powerful and in complete control why does he allow such evil things to take place? In order to answer such questions we must first take a look at why we as people are in this predicament. Evil exists not because God is not in control or due to his incompetence as our Father. Evil entered the world through our own disobedience and failure to trust God in his perfection. “The woman was convinced.