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Lord of the Flies

Summary: In Lord of the Flies, a novel by William Golding, the author proves that within every human being, there is an inner beast that will take over if they are not bounded by the chains of civilization.
The "perfect" human being in the world is not perfect! Although he might appear to be perfect from society's point of view, in reality, he still possesses some flaws. William Golding proves that no man is without flaws in his book through the transformation of innocent schoolboys to terrifying barbarians. In Golding's novel, Lord of the Flies, the author uses different symbols to prove that every human being has an inner savage within him, and that side of him will surface whenever he is free from the influences of society. Golding illustrates his point through the symbols of the hunters murdering Simon, the smearing of war paint on hunters' faces, and the pig.

Golding demonstrates his point when the hunters kill Simon, the symbol of peace and serenity, by beating him to death, which is not a very civilized action. The killing of Simon happens during...

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