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is his evil side that wants to kill anything that moves. The progression of this feeling is what eventually tears the boys apart. If Jack is able to fight this feeling, then the boys society would not have fallen apart. As Simon tries to discover the true meaning of the beastie, he says, What I mean is… Maybe it s only us… Simon became inarticulate in his efforts to express mankind s essential illness (Golding 89). Golding shows Simon as the only boy who had the ability to try to find the truth about the beastie. However Simon thought of the beast, there rose before his inward site the picture of a human at once heroic and sick (Golding 103). Here Golding shows that Simon is finally seeing what the beast truly is. It shows that the beastie is the sick side of man. Jack

displays this throughout the story. At the beginning of the story, Jack is the bravest and the leader of the Choir. This statement shows the heroic side of Jack, while the sick part is the evil within his heart that eventually overcomes him. When Ralph gazed at the green and black mask before him, trying to remember what Jack looked like (Golding 178). Golding shows that the mask of colors symbolizes how the evil can completely cover the good of man s heart. Because of this complete transformation, a person can completely change his look and become unrecognizable to the people closest to him. Without Jack s and Ralph s problems, life would have been easy, and the darkness of man s heart would not have been conveyed to the reader (Unknown 2). The author of this paper tells the

importance of the personality clash between Jack and Ralph. If all parties get along without a problem, then the evil would not surface and their society may not have fallen apart. The passage above just goes to show how imperfect everyone s mind is and how much destruction two people can cause. The darkness of man s heart is the main message that Golding is trying to convey to the readers. He shows how a nice, intelligent person can be transformed into a raging madman who is too caught up in his own bloodthirsty rage he forgets about all who care about that person and only want to kill. The spread of evil is always triggered by the defeat of good. Such occurs when Simon is killed, the cause was the tribes evil chant that kept them into the beating instead of realizing what was

going on. Works Cited Golding, William Lord of the Flies. New York: The Berkley Publishing Group, 1954. Unknown Golding reduces the power of his message Unknown. 6 December 2000. www.freeessay.com/student/get_essay/book/009.shtml Bibliography Gerenser, Scott Analysis: An In- Depth Look 2 October 1998. 6 December 2000. www.gerenser.com/lotf/analysis.html Golding, William Lord of the Flies. New York: The Berkley Publishing Group, 1954. Moniaci, Jonathon J. Important Quotes Ca. 1998. 5 December 2000 www.homework-online/lotf/quotes.asp Unknown Golding reduces the power of his message Unknown. 6 December 2000 www.freeessay.com/student/get_essay/book/009.shtml