Lord Of The FliesDiscovery Essay Research Paper

Lord Of The Flies(Discovery) Essay, Research Paper

Lord Of Flies( The Importance of self-discovery)

1Human should understand the importance of self-discovery. In

the Lord of the Flies,

Ralph, Simon and Samneric learned the weaknesses and darkness

within the human hearts. People grows up when they faces a

challenge. Ralph s challenge is how to be a good and responsible

leader. Simon s challenge is how to speak at front of people.

Samneric s challenge is how to make right choice. The truth about

self-discovery may be cruel, but it is worth to learn from it.

2Ralph is being a playful, innocent child in the beginning of the

story, but towards the end he matures significantly. Excluding

Piggy, Ralph is the most mature and responsible member of the

boys, for he is concerned throughout the book with keeping the

fire on the mountain going, and building shelter. If a ship

comes near the island they may not notice us. So we must make

smoke on top of the mountain. We must make a fire. pg,37

Ralph always has the strong belief that all the children will be

saved from the island sooner or later, but at middle part of the story

he begins to doubting it. At end of the story, after the death of

Piggy, Ralph s encounter with the Lord of the Flies, he knocks

over the pig s skull. A sick fear and rage swept him. Fiercely he

hit out at the filthy thing in front of him that bobbed like a toy and

came back, still grinning into his face, so that he lashed and cried

out in loathing. pg206 Ralph realize the evil is part of him and

just as to other boys. However, he is the only person who

acknowledges the importance of being responsible, and he takes

over as a true leader even though he is not necessarily good at it.

3Sam and Eric represents the crowd in modern society, just like

every ordinary human. They are faithful and mostly good. They

can be described as loyalist in the story. Their rule is to serve

whomever is the leader. For example when Jack says Grab them!

No one moved. Jack shouted angrily. I said grab them !

Samneric finally give into his threats on their travel to Castle Rock.

Later, then betray Ralph, by showing his hiding place to Jack.

You re sure he meant in there? The twin moaned faintly and then

squealed again. He meant he d hide in there? pg. 214 In this

way, Samneric symbolize the weakness of human nature. They

have lose any real sense of loyalty to others.

4Simon is a Christ Figure in the story. He is the only boy who

helps Ralph to build shelters. Simon is a prophets, because he is

able to foretell Ralph that he will be rescue, it provides assurance

to Ralph. When Simon s encounter with Lord of the Flies , he

realizes that the beast is not something one can kill, because it s

inside the boys. The evil in the human s heart. Fancy thinking the

Beast was something you could hunt and kill! You knew, didn t

you? I m part of you? pg. 158 . Most importantly, Simon solves

mystery of the beast. He examined the white nasal bones, the

teeth , the colors of corruption. He saw how pitilessly the layers of

rubber and canvas held together the poor body that should be

rotting away. pg. 162. He is brave , because he dares to find the

truth about the beast. In the end of the story, Simon sacrifices

himself to tell the rest of the boys about the beast.

5Ralph, Simon and Samneric learns great and bitter lesson about

self-discovery. Ralph and Simon finally realizes the evil residing

within everyone. They feel sick and uneasy about it, but they face

the truth. This is why Ralph knocks over pig s skull. They both are

brave, because they dare to face the truth. If man do not face the

truth , man will become

a fallen creature just like Jack.


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