Saturday, March 9, 2019
Lord of the Flies and the Story of Creation
Satan, Prince of Darkness, Lucifer, Iblis no matter what title he bears, the d dark is the most(prenominal) recognizable and distinct representation of shame In existence. In the figment of fling and eve, the devils wicked evilness takes the form of temptation. He uses temptation to weave even from the path of deity, the path she was cr tuckered to follow. In the ecclesiastic of the go evil disguises itself as temptation yet again. The boys are tempted by their persisting desires to chair their civilized morals behind and indulge in the vicious and unassailable ways of savagery.Numerous parallel themes, in ddition to evil disguised as temptation, mingled with overlord of the Flies and the story of turn and Eve are present. Themes such as original purity, the spread of sin, chance for redemption and crooked innocence. When go was created by beau ideal from the dust on the ground and the breath of deportment (Genesis 27) and Eve from Adams rib, they were perfect, pure human beingnesss and devoutly loyal to God. Similarly, when the boys basic arrive on the island they are unwavering In their devotion to claim civilized morals and disciplined behavior.In chapter 2, diddlyshit displays this devotion by nnouncing to the group, Weve got to pay back rules and obey them. After all, were not savages. Were English, and the English are best at everything. In the beginning of both plots, the characters of the story are pure in their Innocence and loyalty to what they believe is right. Adam and Eve pure in their loyalty to God and the boys retain their innocence by maintaining civilized behavior. cocksucker and Eve start out integrity clear thing in viridity they both lead their companions in straying from the path of righteousness.Eve by being the first to give into the evil temptation of eating the fruit nd Jack by glvlng In to the evil temptation of power and the destiny to track down and kill that was swallowing him up. Subsequently after, t he evil that engulfed Jack and Eve quickly spreads to their companions like a terribly contagious disease. Eve convinces Adam to eat the forbidden fruit as well, thus damning them both. Jack starts a new savage kin that most of the members from the civilized tribe quickly Join.Upon witnessing this conversion from good to evil Ralph remarks, The world, that understandable and lawful world. was slithering away, Later in the book. aces savage ways even begin to sully devil of the most civilized boys left on the Island. During one of Jacks feasts, Ralph and oafish found themselves eager to take a place in this half-baked but partly secure society. They were glad to touch the brown backs of the manage that hemmed In the terror and made it governable. In continuance of his custom, God goes to encounter Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.When they hear him coming they puzzle ashamed of their nakedness, something they had never noticed before, and try to cover themselves with leave s and hide from him. God, being all knowing, pretends to search for them. He does this in order to give Adam and Eve an opportunity to return to Him and acknowledge their sin. The British Naval offcer that arrives on the island in Lord of the Flies represents what was originally good and right in the eyes of the boys, as does God In the eyes of Adam and Eve.When the boys fill in storming out of the burning forest to discover their saviors standing on the beach, they looking no Joy but shame. Shame for the uncivilized ways 1 OF2 tney nave conauctea tnemselves. In emoarrassment was only ampllTlea wnen the British drudge Officer remarked, l should have thought that a pack of British boys ould have been able to give up a better show than that. This humiliation experienced by the boys is similar to that of Adam and Eve. In correspondence with Gods actions in the Garden of Eden, the Navvy officer turned away to give them time to pull themselves together. In warning Adam and Eve of the dangers of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, God says, mfou may surely eat of every channelize of the garden, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die. (Genesis 216-17) Gods warning proves itself very true. Upon eating the fruit, their spiritual goal is immediate, Adam and Eve are spiritually separated from God and bear a part of themselves they will never truly regain. The boys in The Lord of the Flies lose something of great value as well their innocence.In actualisation of this, Ralph wept for the end of innocence. Both the boys on the island and Adam and Eve permanently tainted their purity in falling victim to the temptations of evil. Be sober-minded be watchful. Your obstructor the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking individual to devour. He is everywhere represented as the deceiver, ssuming simulated guises, and making false representations. (Peter 58) (Corinthian s 214) Both Adam and Eve and the boys in Lord of the Flies were deceived by the false guises of the the devils evil.The bible categorizes evil in two groups evil against one another, such as murder, theft, and adultery and evil against God such as idolatry and blasphemy. The Devil tempted the characters in the two stories to dedicate both evil against one and another and evil against God. Adam and Eve connected evil against God by disobeying his orders and Eve connected evil against Adam by convincing him to eat the fruit. In Lord of the Flies the boys committed evil against one another in numerous ways. They dispatch Simon, Piggy, and attempted to kill Ralph.In the book, civilized behavior and morals represented God. They committed Evil against God/civilization by losing faith and worshipping symbols of their savagery (pigs crack and beast). In the world today, evil against God is very frequently committed because in most peoples eyes, it is not true evil. From the Connecticut shooting to domestic abuse, in society today it seems as if people are heedlessly making no effort to resist the devils temptations to commit evil against one another.