a book written by william golding that is steeped with symbolism
Piggy= rationality, intelligence, civilization
Ralph= order, law, civilization
Simon= spirituality, wisdom
Roger= sadism, cruelty
Jack= savagery, pride, superstition, etc.
These are just to name a few.
Though the name Lord of the Flies is the name of Satan, in this book it can be interpreted as many different things. One of them being the sow's head, another (in Golding's view) is the darkness in man's heart (savagery).
Lord of the Flies was a boring book, but it had an interesting view on human nature.
November 16, 2006