Lord Of The Flies: Dormant Evil and Hidden Fear

In all humans lies a beast which is to say a dormant evil, and a hidden fear. This is evident in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies. Furthermore in this novel a group of young boys end up on a deserted island with no adults, they think that there is a beast within the island but all the older boys think it is nonsense. The “littluns,” which are the younger boys on the island, fear a Beast and its claims. The older boys soon start believing in the existence of the so called beast. The reader soon realizes that the beast is the existence inside the boys. In other words William Golding uses The Beast in his novel to portray the fear and evil inside the boys.
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it has now become a game for them. They no longer care for survival because all the piglets would have ran away and died. In addition Golding uses The Beast to illustrate evil through murder because in his novel the boys kill and eat an innocent boy named Simon. This is seen when it says,
“Kill the pig! Cut his throat! Spill his blood! The blue star was constant, the noise was endurable. Simon was crying something about a dead man on a hill. Kill The Beast! Cut his throat! Do him in! The sticks fell and the mouth of a new circle crunched, and folded over its face. It was crying out an abominable noise, something about a body on a hill. The Beast struggled forward, broke the ring and fell over the steep edge of the rock to the sand by the water.” (p168).
This is considered evil because they murder an innocent boy; they are too overwhelmed by The Beast that they kill Simon. The Beast has taken over the boys which forces them to kill Simon.
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