Evil is seen as a darkness that consumes light, which is the good. The first time Golding expresses his view on humanity is when Roger is introduced into the book. The question is: while their actions were wrong, are the boys themselves evil for committing them. Throughout the novel, Golding associates the instinct of civilization with good and the instinct of savagery with evil. No one listens to Piggy, even though the conch and the meeting were his ideas no one realizes this, nor do they care.
The boys reject all lessons they learned from their prior British society, and they turn towards their…. The island the boys are on turns out to be an allegorical dystopia with inadequate conditions Bryfonski 22. With the misuse of the conch, the fire and the island, all things that may be intended for good can still be used for bad. Later on while Ralph is fleeing from Jack and his tribe, he stumbles upon the Lord of the Flies. Without any regard for the sow's newborns, Jack commands his tribe to attack it. In this chapter, the conflict between the two boys erupts into verbal argument for the first time, symbolically illustrating the divisions undermining the boys' community and setting the stage for further, more violent developments.
In away it reminds me of the endless struggle between good Jack and evil Ralph. Most of the boys eventually grow tired of Ralph's rules and are unwilling to invest the time and energy it will take to execute them. The book clearly shows how people can turn into savage beasts. These questions are at the heart of Lord of the Flies which, through detailed depictions of the boys' different responses to their situation, presents a complex articulation of humanity's potential for evil. The weird behavior of the boys in this example show that evil is starting to drive into them. Piggy's innocence and purity would have been the same.
In The Lord of the Flies, Ralph is good while Jack is evil. He used to blow it and then his mum would come. Simon and Ralph represent goodness and reason, and both encounter the Lord of the Flies. Jack wears a mask in the colours of the Nazi symbol: red, white and black. Golding achieves this by stranding a group of British schoolboys on a secluded island, in the midst of a war. However, along with the evil that lies within all people, there is also a tinge of goodness, suggesting that all people have the free will to choose their destiny.
To portray this, Orwell and Golding use similar ideas with their characters and plot to show how fragile the idea of civilization is for us all. A person cannot know one without knowing of the other. Living on an island would not be fun if you end up crazy and have no mind of civilization left like these boys in the story. Throughout the novel, we see the lengths some of them, in particular Jack, go to for survival. One is not greater than the other, but like people believe good is better, people put more stock in social intelligence.
Golding shows this as the characters Roger and Jack progress in the novel, and when the civilized society breaks. Simon's words encouraged the boys to hope for rescue and raised their spirits which allowed them to continue to have a positive attitude. He was caring to the little'uns and for awhile he seemed to be the only decent human on the island. Are the boys corrupted by the internal pressures of an essentially violent human nature, or have they been corrupted by the environment of war they were raised in? This is the first hint at the two types of intelligence. The littluns are all worried about the beast and are having nightmares.
Social Intelligence and natural intelligence are both qualities that help a person to be successful in life. The fire is used to make smoke a signal for rescue, only to be used to cook meat and smoke out Ralph. He begins to assign roles to each of the boys and believes that they only way they will escape this fate is through civilization. Ralph and Piggy recognize the evil in the dance, and know that if the others found out about their participation in it, then the boys would claim that Piggy and Ralph would be going against their own beliefs. Roger is the lure and attraction of evil. Golding creates characters that are easy to identify with so that the audience can more easily come to terms with the ideas of both good and evil in society.
As the boys start to fulfill their own wishes of hunting and playing they get sick of listening to Ralph and being controlled by the conch. Jack has officially turned evil being in charge and the leader of the island. The boys are not able to maintain a civilized society; it spirals out of control as the evil takes over all but a few of the boys. John Locke, an English philosopher, believed that humans were born clean and pure, but it was society that influenced the evil inside them. Just like Lord of the Flies, Animal Farm also has themes of goodness in its plot elements. Piggy had natural intelligence but because he lacked any real social intelligence he was shunned, mocked, and in the end killed for this. The act of killing a living creature, something they never had done before, was the true turning point for them.