May 25th 2012
Lord of the Flies: “The horror, the horror!”
The quote “the horror, the horror” relates very well to the novel “Lord of the Flies”. In the novel the boys are stranded on an island, and faith and hope is lost. Near the middle and straight on to the end the boys except Ralph and Piggy, start to act like “savages.” All sanity has been lost in those boys; “The world, that understandable and lawful world, was slipping away.” (Ch5) The fact that Jack and his hunters were just intrested in hunting and not being rescued like Piggy and Ralph, shows that they have lost their innocence. This quote represents difficulty and struggle, and in Lord of the Flies, stuggle and difficulty is the theme of the novel. A quote like “the horror, the horror!” describes the theme of the novel fairly well. Furthermore, any quote that has a difficult or a struggling type of meaning, will fit the theme of Lord of the Flies like a glove. Being stranded on an island with barely any food, and a hand full of savages is terrifying. There is no horror like it.