Lord Of The The Flies

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"Lord of the Flies" ( Essay ) 23/July/2001 Lord of the Flies has more than one "theme", or meaning, but the overall and most important one is that the conditions of life within Society are closely related to the moral integrity of its individual Members. In Golding's own words: The theme is an attempt to trace the defect of Society back To the defects of human nature. The moral is that the shape of the Society most depend on the Ethical nature of the individuals and not on any political system how ever apparently logical or respectable. The whole book is symbolic nature except enmeshed in the same evil as the sy- mbolic of the children on the island in a cruiser which will presently be hunting its enemy in the same implacable way. And who will rescue the adult and his cruiser ? In the novel, Golding seems to show the reader that the "Ethical nature" is not inherent in man kind Indeed, there is a certain capacity for evil that resides in man, his morality is simply superficial nonetheless, it is this moral integrity that must prevail in order for him to be ethical and this for society to be maintained.

Without this suppression society caves in upon itself - (as seen in the book), lawlessness reins and life and becomes a free for all. Although this is the fact that often times people to look down upon in order to feel secure. Piggy's charac -ter personifies this societal flaw, as he is always shunned and made fun of. The Conch is the main symbol in the story, I think it is the most important thing which had a high hand of authority. It was used to call meetings, it was some thing like magical to the boys,