Friday, March 22, 2019
Lord of the Flies :: essays papers
master copy of the FliesArtificial Restraints in Lord of the FliesGOLDING PUTS SO MANY ARTIFICIAL RESTRAINTS ON HIS STORY IN ORDER TO EMPHASISE HIS POINT, THAT THE WHOLE THING COMES OUT TOO neatly AND, IN FACT, REDUCES THE POWER OF HIS MESSAGE. I think that, while the boys experience vast bad luck due to the author, the story still proves its point. It is still realistic though, that the bad luck of the boys could start out been experienced in real life. I think that without this bad luck, the point of the story wouldnt be as great, because without the restraints Golding placed on the boys, life on the island would have been too easy for the boys. The major constraint that Golding puts on the boys is the personality hit between zany and Ralph. From the beginning, when Ralph is elected leader, Jack hates Ralph, and towards the end of the book, the feeling becomes mutual. Without Jack and Ralphs problems, life would have been easy, and the darkness of mans substance would not have been conveyed to the reader. Jack shows the darkness and if he and Ralph had just been friends, thither would never have been an opportunity for Jack to show this darkness which lurked under the surface. Golding also uses the dead pilot conveniently against the boys - the way in which he is caught in the trees just in the right position to be caught by the wind and look like the beast and the way the wind picks up after Simon has let him down from the trees and carries him out to sea, so that the other boys cannot assist that it wasnt a beast. The author uses the boys fear against them, and although this could maybe happen in the situation, Golding uses it as a weapon against them, their morale and their companionship. I think that the boys split up and go to Jack because of the fear - he can kill the beast, he can keep up them meat, and if they ever get upset, he can start a dance and all depart be fine.