Lord of the Flies
The Garden of Eden and the story of the Fall of Man explores the goodness and evil that
a man has in his heart. The Lord of the Flies by William Golding also takes a look at a man’s
heart through an interesting plot. The text shows that the boys’ savageness and evilness were
kept under control by the civilization of the world before they came on the island. But like Adam
and Eve in the Garden of Eden, the boys start sinning against each other making them lose their
innocence, and in the end ruining the island. The story of the Fall of Man and the Garden of
Eden closely resembles the story told in the Lord of the Flies.
Eve represents Jack while Adam represents the hunters in the Lord of the Flies. Jack is
like Eve because he is first to lose his innocence by killing a pig, like how Eve first lost her
innocence by taking the apple from the serpent. In the text it says, “‘_Kill the pig. Cut her throat.
Spill her blood._’... He noticed blood on his hands and grimaced distastefully,” (pg 52). In this
text it shows that Jack did not enjoy the bloodiness he had to go through to kill a pig. In text it
also says, “‘_Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood!_’ At once the crowd surged after it,
poured down the rock, leapt on the beast, screamed, struck, bit, tore.. Simon’s dead body moved
out towards the sea,” (pg 118-119). This shows how the evil and sin within Jack and the others
slowly led them to become too wild and kill another man. Blood no longer bothered the boys.
Adam and Eve sinned and betrayed God, causing every person to come after them to be sinful
and be evil. Therefore, Jack and the hunters and Adam and Eve are similar because at the
beginning they were innocent and pure, but as time went on they lost their innocence and became
The Garden of Eden and the Island are both described in ways that make it seem like
they are paradise. In the text it says, “The white water flicked the coral...