Lord Of The Flies Dialectical Journal

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1. Who says the following? “There was a ship. Out there. You said you’d keep the fire going and you let it out!” Who says the following? “Maybe . . . there is a beast. What I mean is . . . maybe it’s only us.” “Conch! Conch! We don’t need the conch any more. We know who ought to say things. What good did Simon do speaking, or Bill, or Walter? It’s time some people knew they’ve got to keep quiet and leave deciding things to the rest of us.” We’ll be like animals. We’ll never be rescued.” Here the beach was interrupted abruptly by the square motif of the landscape; a great platform of pink granite thrust up uncompromisingly through forest and terrace and sand and lagoon to make a raised jetty four feet high. The top of this was covered…show more content…
While Jack represents human primitive instinct, Simon represents a shining hope on the island. Regardless of the point of analysis, the novel is symbolic of many human characteristics on many levels. The blood and power lust prevalent in the savages, which led to the first killing of a pig on the island, culminates in this ultimate murder of a human being. Nevertheless, his agony of learning the truth and facing the fear of the real "beast" living on the island is in vain when he attempts to tell the rest of the boys about the beast. It is he that knows the truth about the mountain beast and the Lord of the Flies- that there is no beast to fear but themselves. He steals power away from Ralph and refuses to cooperate to enhance their chances of survival. The idea of intelligence or knowledge is a figure that is often portrayed as a fire-bringer; common expressions associated with intellect are "lamp of knowledge", or "fire of inspiration". " This description of Piggy's brutal murder brings back the first manifestation of the beast that lies within the human soul. Thus, it can be seen that Golding applied many meanings to the characters and objects in Lord of the Flies. Golding's choice of words when describing Jack is particularly noteworthy. "One side's broken," Piggy says calmly after finding them again. Primarily, Jack represents the dictator of a country, who possesses dictatorial and compulsory power over the boys, luring most of them to follow his way of living. Simon's slaughter by the savages itself symbolizes the coming of a wave of evil upon the island that will be insurmountable and not preventable. " This symbolic act is distinctly Christ-like and places an aura of holiness around
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