compare the "enemy" or "enemies" i Lord Of The Flies with the "enemy" or "enemies" into thin air.Who or what are they?what power(s) do they have?I WANT THE ANSWER IN TWO OR THREE PARAGRAPHS ...

compare the "enemy" or "enemies" i Lord Of The Flies with the "enemy" or "enemies" into thin air.Who or what are they?what power(s) do they have?

I WANT THE ANSWER IN TWO OR THREE PARAGRAPHS  EXPLAINING WHAT ARE THA ENEMIES FRON LORD OF THE FLIES FOR EXAMPLE IS THE ISLAND AN ENEMY AND WHY i NEED EVIDENCES!!!!!!!! PLEASE ANSWER MY QUESTION THE MOST FAST THE YOU CAN THANK'S!!!1

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The first enemy would be the "beast" or evilness that exist within us all. The beast that the boys see is symbolic of the evilness that exist within us all that in society, due to conformity of rules and values, the majority of us surpress. The island is a small representation of our larger society and is used to show how without the rules and regulations of soceity we could regress to our primal instincts, which Golding is suggesting is evil more so than good. One enemy the boys must confront is overcoming and supressing the evilness that lurkes within themselves without the regulations of modern society. Jack, who becomes the literal enemy they all fear, is the one who is defeated by the "beast" or the evilness that exist within himself.

Jack uses their fear of this symbolic beast they all imagine they are seeing on the island, to win almost everyone's loyalty as the two tribes start to seperate. Ralph, who represents the idea that we are all  good rather than evil without the regulations of society to govern our behavior, must confront his enemy, Jack, who represents the other side of the argument that we are all evil without the regulations of society to govern us. Towards the end of the novel, the battle between good, Ralph, and evil, Jack, confront one another in a dash through the enflamed forest. With Ralph's rescue at the last minute, it can be assumed that Golding's purpose was to not only show how different we would all be without the laws and values of society to influence our behavior but possibly his support in Locke's theory that all homes are good by nature rather than evil as Hobb's believed.

 

Note: Locke and Hobb's were philosophers that argued whether humans were born naturally good or evil. Locke believed we were all born naturally good while Hobb's believed we entered into society and created laws to protect us from the evil of human nature.

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