The fresh Lord of the Fliess by William Golding is about a group of male childs who are stranded on a distant island. The fresh charts the diminution of civilisation on the island, and how the male childs go from civilized male childs to wild barbarians. Throughout the novel there are many cases of dry behaviour and state of affairss. Much of the sarcasm used in the fresh ties into the symbolism used by Golding. The symbolism of some objects and characters is straight related to the sarcasm that ties into the subject of the novel. ? Golding relies to a great extent on the usage of sarcasm to underline the symbolic action? ( Dick 26 ) .
In the beginning of the narrative Ralph finds a conch and blows into it so that the noise made attracts subsisters. The sound is loud and reverberates across the whole island. All of the male childs hear the conch and get down to come out of the jungle to happen the beginning of the sound and to fall in the meeting. Many kids arrive at the meeting, and Ralph concludes that none are older than 12.
How could so many immature kids have survived and all the grownups on the plane dice in the atrocious clang onto the island? It seems uneven that non one physically matured grownup non be able to last, and caches of delicate kids be able to populate through such an atrocious clang. It is besides dry that these immature and guiltless immature male childs can turn into such violent and evil barbarians by the terminal of the novel. Golding believes that every adult male is born evil and it is portion of adult male? s nature to move this manner. Besides, it does non count whether it is a immature male child or and old adult male, all are? inherently prone to evil? ( Hynes 9 ) . Harmonizing to Samuel Hynes: ? Golding sets about to demo us that the Satan rises non out of plagiarists and man-eaters and such foreign animal, but out of the darkness of adult male? s bosom? ( Hynes 8 ) .
Jack is a really controlling and power hungry person. Throughout the novel he picks on Piggy, wants all things done his manner, and does non esteem authorization. For illustration, Jack shows his discourtesy when Ralph gives him the assignment of be givening the deliverance fire. Jack ignores his orders because his lone concern is runing and he feels that it is more of import than be givening the fire. This is dry because the fume from the fire in the terminal of the narrative that Jack orders to be set is what finally saves the male childs from the island.
At the first meeting Jack points how they are English and the best and how they need regulations and construction. This is really dry because Jack is the one person who is insubordinate and leads the group to anarchy. He wants to make everything his manner and does non listen to any regulations ; he merely follows his ain. He is being really hypocritical by stating this to the other male childs because he is the 1 who should? pattern what he preaches. ?
At one point in the narrative Jack storms off inquiring anyone if they will fall in his ain group to travel against Ralph, but no 1 answers his call for sezession. When Jack is foremost introduced in the narrative he is portrayed as holding entire control over his choir. He kept them in two parallel lines and forced them to walk through the hot jungle in black apparels. If Jack has so much control over the male childs, and if he receives their trueness, how come no member of the choir agrees to splinter with him at that point in the novel?
Simon is the merely? good? and civil character on the island throughout the book. He does non take a side in the power battle between Jack and Ralph and he is ever sort to the littluns. Simon is the first one of the male childs to? speak? with the Lord of the Flies. During his conversation with the? animal? he realizes that the? animal? is within each and every male child on the island. Simon besides finds that there is no? beast? on top of the mountain but it is alternatively a dead pilot have oning a parachute. After larning that the? animal? is a mental semblance instead than a physical being, Simon instantly wants to happen the other male childs and state them. While Simon is seeking for the male childs, they are holding a banquet at Jack
? s new cantonment. The male childs are dancing wildly around the fire while beckoning their arms in the air. They begin to intone and the dance becomes wilder and more unmanageable. Suddenly they spot a black form creeping from the jungle into their cantonment. The male childs fear that it might be the animal but in world it is Simon with the truth about the animal. The deranged male childs attack Simon crushing him to decease despite his calls of hurting. This is a really powerful and dry scene. It is dry because Simon is the lone civilised individual in the group ; he is the lone 1 who knows the truth about the animal and he is killed before he can state them what he knows. This is when all signifiers of civilisation faux pas off from the society created by the male childs. The? animal? is best summarized by Samuel Hynes:
? We may state, foremost of all, that the animal symbolizes the beginning of immorality in human life. Either it is something terrorizing and external, which can non be understood but must merely be lived with ( this is Jack? s version ) , or it is a portion of adult male? s nature, ? merely us, ? in which instance it may be understood, and possibly controlled by ground and regulation. Simon understands that adult male must seek out the significance of immorality ( ? what else is at that place to make? ? ) . By seeking, he comes to cognize it, ? harmless and horrible. ? Therefore far the moral point seem Orthodox plenty. But when he tries to state his understanding to others, they take him for the animal, and destroy him in panic? ( Hynes 13 ) .
Throughout the full novel, Ralph is obsessed with maintaining the deliverance fire ablaze. But, in the terminal of the narrative the fire that rescues them is what about kills him. This? supplies the ironical denouement? ( Dick 26 ) of the narrative.
After being chased by Jack? s folk, Ralph is lying exhausted on the beach when an grownup approaches him, and the grownup besides gives his position of Ralph and the male childs. This is dry for two grounds:
? First we see with sudden lucidity that these homicidal barbarians were civilised kids ; the point is non, I take it, that kids are more horrid than we thought ( though they are ) , but instead that the human leaning for evil knows no bounds, non even bounds of age, and that there is no Age of Innocence. ( Ralph weeps for the terminal of artlessness, but when did it be, except as an semblance made of his ain ignorance? ) . Second, there is the grownup, big, efficient, confident-the? grown-up? that the kids have wished for all along. But his words who at one time that he is a big, stupid Coral Island outlook in a ailing cap, salvage Ralph? s life, but he will non understand? ( Hynes 15 ) .
Jack? s folk can be best described as barbarian, disorderly, and barbarian with no system of hierarchy. They are trailing Ralph, whom they consider their enemy, because they want to kill him for traveling against their ideals. The naval forces can be described as a nonviolent, orderly and civilized with a system of hierarchy. It is dry that both the naval forcess and Jack? s folks are so different, but both are seeking to acquire rid of an enemy that does non portion the same ideals as them. Samuel Hynes provinces: ? And one time he ( the naval officer ) has gathered up the outcasts, he will return to his ship, and the grown-up concern of runing work forces ( merely as the male childs have been runing Ralph ) . ? And who, ? asks Golding? will deliver the grownup and his patrol car? ? ( Hynes15-16 ) . The officer saves Ralph and the male childs, but who will salvage the officer and his crew?
In decision, Golding believed that if he used sarcasm so he would be able to clearly convey the significance of the novel. Without symbolism in the novel, there would be no dry cases. This shows how Golding used many literary devices to state the narrative and convey his overall significance of the narrative. His subject and belief are clearly conveyed throughout the full novel. Samuel Hynes supports this best when he states: ? The battalion of British male childs are in fact cruel and homicidal barbarians who cut down the island to a combustion wreckage and destruct the dream of artlessness. ?