The Beast Of The Lord Of The Flies
?The Beast? ? English 11 Final Exam Essay
Throughout time, authors have been using various elements in their writings to symbolize other, deeper figures. In the literary pieces we have come across this year, there have been several bold cases of symbolism. In the Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer uses symbolism to signify the decline of the church. William Golding uses this narrative technique on several different occasions in The Lord of the Flies.
The biggest illustration of symbolism in The Lord of the Flies is in relation to ?the beast?. The beast is seen as a real object on the island which frightens the boys. In reality, the beast is something internal. The fear of the beast is in soul and mind of the boys, leading them to the natural chaos of a society with no reasoning adults. Throughout the story, William Golding expresses the need for civilized order to maintain the cruel savage beast in us all. Jacks tribe and fear of the beast contribute to the overwhelming belief that savagery, not order, and is needed to survive on the island.
Symbolism was just as vivid in Shakespeare?s MacBeth. MacBeth had a tragic flaw which ultimately restricted
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