Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Savagery, Power and Fear :: miscellaneous
Savagery, Power and Fear MLA Research Paper Savagery, Power And Fear And how itÃ¢â¬â¢s ties in with Lord Of The Flies Young children who are left unattended will slowly loose their civilization, which will turn into, Savagery, Power, and Fear. Civilization is when man meets his basic needs in a healthy manner. Savagery is when people revert back to their lost human instincts. Power, in the case of Lord Of the Flies itÃ¢â¬â¢s a position of ascendancy over others: AUTHORITY. Fear is an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by expectation or awareness of danger. Lord of the Flies shows a great amount of uncivilization through out the whole novel. Through all the characters for example when the boys create the Lord of The flies, which is Ã¢â¬Å"the bloody, severed sowÃ¢â¬â¢s head that Jack impales on a stake in the forest glade as an offering to the beast. This complicated symbol is most important image in the novel when Simon confronts the sowÃ¢â¬â¢s head in the glade and it seems to speak to him, telling him that evil lies within every human heart and promising to have some Ã¢â¬Å"funÃ¢â¬ with him (This Ã¢â¬Å"funÃ¢â¬ foreshadows SimonÃ¢â¬â¢s death in the following chapter.) In this way, the Lord of the Flies becomes a physical manifestation of the beast, a symbol of the power of evil, and a kind of Satan figure who evokes the beast within each human being. Looking at the novel in the context of biblical parallels, the Lord of the Flies recalls the devil, just as Simon recalls Jesus. In fact, the name Ã¢â¬Å" Lord of the FliesÃ¢â¬ is a literal translation of the bible name Beelzebub, a powerful demon in hell s ometimes thought to be the devil himself.Ã¢â¬ (Spark notes) This is very uncivilized. Savagery is most often found when young children or any human if put in the same position lose the instincts of human ways. This is portrayed through the book Lord Of The Flies. The beast is one way this is shown. Ã¢â¬Å" The imaginary beast that frightens all the boys stands for the primal instinct of savagery that exists within all human beings. The boys are afraid of the beast, but only Simon reaches the realization that they fear the beast because it exists within each of them. As the boys grow more savage, their belief in the beast grows stronger. By the end of the novel, the boysÃ¢â¬â¢ behavior is what brings the beast into existences, so the more savagely they act, the more real the beast seems to become.