|Lord Of The Flies
Lord of flies
In the 'Lord of Flies'; William Golding does tell us a story about a group of English boys stranded on a Pacific Island, in the literal level but in a more allegorical level he tells a story about corruption of innocence, brutality/savagery and victimisation/prejudice through the characters of Ralph, Jack, Piggy and Simon. Interesting stylistic features such as symbolism and omnipotent narrator make this story more than just a simple story.
Ralph can be seen as a fair head boy, tall, well built and the major character of the novel. In a deeper sense Ralph represents Law, order and authority but not in a tyrannic way, he also represents democracy and justice. It is also through his eyes we see loss of innocence.
'…Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man's heart…';
In the above quote Ralph cries after piggy is killed.
Jack can be seen as a cruel, ugly, skinny, and the leader of choir...