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  • Jack And His New Society
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    1. After Simon is killed, the next paragraph begins, "The clouds open and let the rain down like a waterfall" When the boys kill Simon they not only kill him and spirituality, but what they perceive to be the beast. Because the beast was created by them and embodied all of their evils, one of its interpretations can be as mankind's sin. Simon is very similar to Jesus in this book. The Roman's ruled the world during Jesus' life, and now a similar bloodthirsty society rules the island during Simon...
  • Desdemona And Simon
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    Lord of the Flies and Othello Comparison The age-old theme of good versus evil is presented in both William Golding's Lord of the Flies (LOT), and William Shakespeare's Othello. The characters are used to show the battle between the two. Simon and Desdemona who represent purity and embody an innate goodness are challenged by many characters that do not possess the same holy qualities- who have actually subsided to the evil that is, in every way, their opposite. Jack and Iago represent the evil i...
  • Simon Versus Jack
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    Lord of the Flies - What's the Point? Lord of the Flies, a literary classic, examines specific social and human nature issues. The boys experience power and leadership struggles, a battle with sadism, and the never-ending fight for the role of intellectuals in society. The author William Golding, presents human nature as a contrast to the reality of the boys on the island. Jack and Ralph were two boys who both wanted to be the leader. From the very beginning of the book the two boys had disagree...
  • Life Into Jack's Evil Side
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    The Balance Between Good and Evil. Nick Lawlor British Literature Mr. Paul Have 3/11/01 D set Lawlor 1 The Balance Between Good and Evil William Golding's Lord of the Flies is an author's painting of the evil that resides in all of the human race. The tropical island setting presents an environment free from civil order introducing a battle ground for the war of good and evil. Showing different side of human nature one can ponder the question "What would I do?" Golding explains the good, bad and...
  • Ralph And The Other Boys
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    Lord Of The Flies Discussion Sheet Man is indeed a rational creature. In the book, Ralph is worried of what will come of them. He asks We can do all right on our own, cant we and Piggy answers We will do all right on our own, its them that have no common sense that make trouble on this island. Although he is also concerned that he is becoming irrational like Jack, he is clearly rational for even thinking about that fact. Most humans are irrarional at times in their life, and if they are put in t...
  • Authoritarian And Spiritual Power
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    Children play king of the mountain with the stronger players trying to keep the weaker ones from taking possession of the top of the hill. One of Golding's many themes expressed in Lord of the Flies is power. In comparison to society, the island consists of democratic, authoritarian, and spiritual power. Sitting in a throne may give a person power, but it does not give them complete authority. Democratic power is shown when choices and decisions are shared among many. Ralph, originally from the ...

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