In the novel Lord of the Flies written by William Golding there is a strong Idea of good and evil through out the story. This is important to the novel because it show how humans can turn into savages when were need to survive and will kill each other to gain power much like wild animals. This is portrayed through the characters Piggy and Jack.
In the novel Jack lies to boys convincing them that there is a monster, playing with there fear and letting there imaginations run free with the thought of them being unsafe. By telling the boys that he will protect them he gains power and eventually turns all the boys against Ralph and they join his new tribe. Jacks tribe is all about worshiping the beast and offering it gifts to keep it away. An example of a gift was the pig’s head that they cut off and put on a stick. Piggy and Ralph’s tribe is all about working together as a community and building fires to get rescued.
Another way the idea of good and evil is shown in the novel is through the bullying of piggy. Piggy, a physically weak and vulnerable character, is mocked and jeered at by the other boys. Jack says to him "Shut up, Fatty," Ralph replies by saying, "He's not Fatty. His real name's Piggy." And all of the boys on the island, except for Piggy, laugh and make themselves more comfortable at Piggy's expense. It is this nastiness and bullying by Jack that makes him the symbol for evil in the story
soon after the boys arrive at the island, Piggy, a physically weak and vulnerable character, is mocked and jeered at by the other boys. After trying to recount all of the liluns' names, Piggy is told to "Shut up, Fatty," by Jack Merridew. Ralph remarks by saying, "He's not Fatty. His real name's Piggy." All of the boys on the island, except for Piggy, laugh and make themselves more comfortable at Piggy's expense. "A storm of laughter arose and even the tiniest child joined in. For a moment the boys were a closed circuit of sympathy with Piggy...