William Golding’s dystopian and allegorical novel, Lord of the Flies, was published in 1954, shortly after World War II. The novel takes place during a fictional World War III. A group of British schoolboys is evacuated from their homes in the midst of a war and their plane crashes on a deserted island leaving the boys to survive on their own without parental supervision. The novel focuses on the boys and how their attempt to stay civil fails. In a matter of time, their civility goes away and the evil within all of the boys comes out and causes them to become savage. In William Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies, he uses two important symbols, the conch and the Lord of the Flies, to portray how there is evil hidden within every human and it is only a matter of time before it is uncovered.
The conch and the lord of the flies both start off as simple things; the conch keeps the boys civilized and the boys merely want to play a game of war where they get to kill pigs. Both of these simple innocent things turn into something twisted and darker. Both symbols bring out the evil in the boys and circle back to Golding’s allegory. Evil can be described as the absence of good. Consider all of the people you interact with on a daily basis. Do you think there is evil hiding within them or are they completely good? Do the boys have any good within them at all or is it all evil?
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