Human Nature in Lord of the Flies In the novel, Lord of the Flies, William Golding is able to use his outstanding writing abilities utilizing metaphors, symbolism, and other literary devices to establish a hidden message throughout the novel.
The hidden message that Golding builds on is that there is a natural evil inside every human being, which is suppressed in an organized society through laws, rules, and punishment.
He is a “bigun” who thinks he is tough and picks on the “littluns.
” The novel continues to illustrate the development of evil within Roger.
The young boys in the novel are on an island all by themselves.
There is no punishment for their actions, therefore allowing that evil to come out of most of the boys.After the death of Piggy, only Ralph was left from the original group.All the others deserted Ralph and joined the other tribe.At the commencement of this book, it was one mighty group of young boys fighting for their survival and attempting to be rescued.As time went on, some of the boys got tired of rules and the amount of work having to be put into the group, so the group divided.Jack’s tribe hosts a feast to celebrate the boys’ first kill.During the feast, the boys reenact the killing of the pig and also create a scenario where they pretend to kill the ‘beastie’.Jack decides to send his tribe after Ralph to kill him.Prior to the attack, Ralph notices the change in the boys.This savagery and evil behavior increased as time went on and kept getting worse until murder became easy.These painted savages would go further and further (204)”. That is why when he becomes the ‘chief’, bad things begin to happen. He does the right thing no matter what temptation comes his way.