What is Golding's view of humanity?

What is Golding's view of humanity?

Golding contends that human nature, when free from the constraints of society, draws people away from common sense to savagery. His fundamental arguments are that human beings are savage by nature, and are moved by urges toward brutality and dominance over others.

What does Simon's encounter with the Lord of the Flies symbolize?

Simon represents saintliness and a kind of innate, spiritual human goodness that is deeply connected with nature and, in its own way, as primal as Jack's evil instinct.

Why is the irony of the dead parachutist landing on mountain?

The irony of the dead parachutist is that he represents the world of adults. But, hey, he's dead as a result of war caused by adults. War is chaos. Chaos is coming to the island because the boys cannot agree and be civilized.

Who finds the beast from the air?

The "beast from air" that floats down to the island is a dead parachutist from an air "battle fought fought at ten miles' height" above the island. He is discovered by the twins Sam and Eric who, "as though they ha[ve] but one terrified mind between them," rush back to tell Ralph and the other boys.

What exactly is the beast from air?

The "beast from air" is a parachutist hanging dead from a tree where his chute got stuck when he fell. The boys believed the parachutist was the beast because of the shadows the body cast as it moved up and down in the breeze.

What did Piggy say before he died?

Piggy screamed, “Ralph, mind me!”

Who gives piggy nickname?


Who is Piggy?

Piggy is the first boy Ralph encounters on the island after the crash and remains the most true and loyal friend throughout Lord of the Flies.

Who made Piggy?