Monday, April 6, 2009

The Darkness of a Man's Heart



The darkness in a man’s heart is easily seen many times through out the “lord of the flies”. The savage beating of Simon is the first that often comes to mind. The boys go out of control and they don’t recognize Simon when he comes out of the forest and savagly kill him. Also the fact that Ralph’s plea to create order and civilization is shut down by Jack is a cruel and unfair act. The use of the pigs head for a sacrifice as a way to please the beast has very dark imagery surrounding it. Overall the whole book is a metaphor for the darkness that can be created by people that come from a civilized place.

4 Comments:

Blogger smclelan said...

Wilson you were very consistant with your spellnig mistakes and grammidical errors. I have found that your examples were quite weak and the spelling mistakes made the weaker. At best your paragraph is good and it intertwines the two stories.

April 7, 2009 at 10:20 AM  
Blogger jblandford22 said...

Wilson, you are a creative god. You comparsion's are second to none. The examples are so what need improving however the pargraph overall is good.

April 7, 2009 at 10:20 AM  
Blogger shawnhache said...

A bit more specific reference to "Heart of Darkness" is definitely needed, but you explore the theme fairly well. These are good examples, but the real question remains: why?

9/12

April 12, 2009 at 1:10 PM  
Blogger lee woo said...

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. See the link below for more info.


#darkness
www.ufgop.org

September 7, 2015 at 12:37 AM  

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