Allegory In Lord Of The Flies Argumentative Essay

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Have you ever read a novel, finished it then put it away? The majority of readers would usually do that. They wouldn't think of the deeper meaning the book. Doing so, the novel would most likely have a deeper meaning. Lord of the Flies is a great example. Lord of the Flies was created after World War Two, by a man with first hand experience named William Golding. The novel shows a deeper meaning of the type of population that we are as one. Regarding the novel the Lord of the Flies, the novel is highly capable of being perceived as a religious, social, and political allegory. To begin with, one way that the novel is an allegory is when it is perceived as a religious aspect. Religious allegories are seen throughout the story.…show more content…
For instance, Ralph can be seen as a democratic government of the civilization. In the beginning Ralph doesn't just say that he's the chief, instead he lets it be a fair draw, and so there's a vote. "Seems we ought to have a chief to decide things" ( Golding 18). Ralph shares responsibilities with the other boys, and even lets Jack be the head of the hunting section of the government. Ralph also attempts to bring unity and come up with plans to escape and much more. This represents Ralph as a democratic because a democratic leader is a system of government in which power is vested in the people. Another instance to prove that the novel can be seen as a political aspect is that Jack represents dictatorship. This is proven throughout the novel. In the beginning Jack immediately shouts out giving no chance to the others, that he should be chief. Jack also does not give the boys the free will of speech. When Ralph is voted to be chief, Jack has an unnecessary reaction, while everyone applauded Jack just sat in shame and anger. " The circle of boys broke into applause. Even the choir applauded; and the freckles on Jack's face disappeared under a blush of mortification."(Golding 19). These two reasons are why the Lord of the Flies can be viewed as a political
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