Dark Optimism In Lord Of The Flies

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In the novel, Lord of the Flies, Golding has many “dark” moments. Golding shows how he’s seen as a dark optimist in many ways. Being a dark optimist shows many different things. For example, a dark optimist sets out to find the truth, even if the truth can feel overwhelming. Also exploring the unknown to see it for what it is, rather than what people might fear it to be. An example of this, when the author writes, “Well. We shan’t find what we’re looking for at this rate.” (Golding 115). The reason this shows that the author is a dark optimist is because the boys are setting off on a journey to find what the beast. To find out if it is real or not. Even if it means that they could get
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