Lord Of Flies
The Truth Within Lord of the Flies, is the story of a group of boys of different
backgrounds who are stranded on an unknown island when their plane crashes. As
the boys try to formulate a plan to get rescued, they begin to separate, and a
band of savage tribal hunters are formed. Eventually the boys almost entirely
shake off the civilization of the world they once knew. When all the confusion
of behaviour leads them to a manhunt the reader realizes the sudden decay of law
and order and loss of civilization when adults aren\'t among them. Which also
brings out the underlying savage side existent in all humans. In Lord of the

Flies, there were numerous themes that were portrayed throughout the novel. The

Need for Civilisation, is the most obvious theme. Our beliefs were always lead
to believe that man is innocent and that our society is evil. But what the
statement is hiding from our peers is that without laws, rules, and order, our
world would revert to a more primitive part of his nature. Which of course is a
more darker and cruel place to live our lives. "¨There aren\'t any
grown-ups. We shall have to look after ourselves.¨"1 The Innocence and the

Loss of It is the existence of civilization that allows man to remain in
captivity with his innocence or ignorance about his true nature. Although man
needs civilization, it is also important that he be aware of his primal
instincts. As William Golding the author of Lord of the Flies stated, "This
loss of innocence by coming to terms with reality is necessary if humanity is to
survive" Which is, to reach true maturity you must first realizes the
reality of our world today, as it is not the same as it was many years ago.
"¨I\'m not going to be part of Ralph\'s lot----¨ He looked along the
right-hand logs, numbering the hunters that had been a choir. ¨I\'m going off by
myself. He can catch his own pigs. Anyone who wants to hunt when I do can come
too.¨ He blundered out of the triangle towards the drop to the white
sand."2 The Loss of Identity is the most common one among us as we are
faced with different surroundings and environnement We are taught are taught to
make choices our whole lives and when we come the situation to make them on our
own we freeze not knowing what to do, therefore they follow the lead of the next
and in the case of Lord of the Flies they drive each other wild until the only
way out is to kill. "¨They smell me. They see me, I think. Something pink,
under the trees.¨ He made one cheek and one eye-socket white, then rubbed red
all over the other half of his face and slashed a black bar of charcoal across
from right ear to left jaw. He looked in the mere for his reflection, but his
breathing troubled in the mirror."3 Power is used centrally to focus in on
their leadership and loyalty. There is a kind of power used by every character
which allows the reader to establish a well- balanced scale to which upon they
meet with their expectation and judge against the civilization today. You see
that democratic power is shown when the boys are faced with their own choices
and decisions, and than they are faced with the power to be a leader or a
follower and deal with the discrimination forced upon them by those who fear
rejection. They have an inner strength that pushes them to blend with the others
to make the matters clear of danger. "¨This\'ll be a real hunt! Who\'ll
come?¨ Ralph moved impatiently. ¨These spears are made of wood. Don\'t be
silly.¨ Jack sneered at him. ¨Frightened?¨ Course I\'m frightened. Who
wouldn\'t be?¨"5 " ¨ I\'m chief. We\'ve got to make certain. Can\'t you
see the mountain? There\'s no signal showing. There may be a ship out there. Are
you all off your rockers?¨ "6 Fear of the Unknown evolves around the boys
making attempts to catch the beast. As the story unravels the reader realizes
that put in a position to capture a beast you are struck with a certain flash of
light that gives you these negative effects on the nature of evil. The power of
fear in Lord of the Flies is hidden deep within in some characters but in others
it is portrayed as their characteristic. Fear is a