Lord of the Flies

how does golding represent violence in the lord of the flies

there is a lot of violence, what differs to each

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There is a lot of violence in this book. The violence comes out of Golding's belief that it in inherent within the human condition. It is a violence based on communal pressure that seems almost contagious. Much like a pack of wolves, the boys on Jack's tribe (by the end that is most of them) claw, stab and scrape their way to annihilation. The progression goes from pig. to, sow to human. Golding uses disturbing rape imagery for the killing of the sow and Simon's death is an allusion to the killing of Christ. As the boys descend into savagery Golding gets more graphic in his violent imagery.