The Flawed Civilization William Golding’s Lord of the Flies gives an overall grim and pessimistic view of humans and leadership. Heavily inspired by the events of World War II, psychology, and dystopian fiction, Golding develops these ideas through the characters, which all represent different types of people. The narrator is also used to explicitly state these ideas. In the book, Golding touches upon his views of the masses, leadership, society, and rules. The island, in Golding’s eye, is really a parallel of the whole world and all of society.
Lord of the Flies dates back to 1954 when a famous novelist, William Golding decided to write a book which could show an unusual version of the human beings. Born into an environment where his mother was a suffragette and later experiencing World War II where human ruthlessness was at its peak, made him better inclined in to writing a piece where he could explain his readers how human beings react in different situations. The setting of the novel depicts a situation where the human behavior is rational. The novel hence persuades the readers to realize the importance of ethics and civilization and how their absence can disrupt the society .Furthermore, the novel shows a negative aspect of the mankind and explains the reason it develops savagery
Lord of the flies is a book that shows the changes in a band of boys who survive on a deserted island. The main theme of this novel is civilization and savagery. Civilization exemplifies the societies the boys lived in and leadership. On the other hand savagery shows the craving for authority. Golding very accurately showed the natural instinct of humans after the loss of civilization is savagery throughout the group of boys.
William Goulding’s fictional novel, Lord of the Flies, starts off as a plane crashes into a tropical island completely isolated from civilization. As the plot progresses, the author demonstrates how the lack of rules and order for an extended period of time, brings out the flaws and strengths in humans depicted by the use of the characters. All humans have certain blemishes that make their personality unique in relation to others. Goulding brings out these faults in his characters, some of which develop into a political allegory. Throughout the characters we see political roles such as the resemblance of a president, dictator, advisor and peacemaker.
Lord of the flies is a novel written by William Golding which illustrates the actions of man that is destruction to the planet. Lord of the flies is about a group of young children that crash landed on an island and were stranded on an island with no adults, without any parents there was no-one to no rules on the island order the boys soon became wild and their human instinct of killing soon arouse. This is the topic William Golding wanted to highlight in writing the novel. The book defines the true nature of humankind with the presence of civilisation. “Leaders are people who do the right thing; managers are people who do things right.”
The laws of the universe maintain that something must be sacrificed in order to gain. Although, scientifically, this pertains to the conservation of energy, sacrifices must also be made to maintain order in a civilization. Members of a civilization must sacrifice fulfilling their immediate desires in order to do what is necessary for their civilization’s survival. For experienced, matured adults, this is common sense: do what is right before what feels right. Children and adolescents do not grasp this concept due to their age and inexperience.
William Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies is symbolized throughout the whole story. The symbols are always changing throughout the novel. This gives a perspective of the society. All the symbols together have a historic event and lesson Golding is telling. Everyone and every object have a symbolic meaning behind them.
The ¨Stanford Prison Experiment¨ was a breakdown of the morals and rules on how people would act toward one another due to their environment, rather than how they should. The study had created more questions than answers, specifically about the darkness and lack of moral standards that inhabits the human soul. It showed that methodical abuse and denial of human rights is nothing new in prison facilities. The novel Lord of the Flies shows how easily people become dangerous depending on their situation, and how easily humans become savages when there are no definite rules. Lord of the Flies and ¨The Stanford Prison Experiment¨ have many similarities in the way they both show the effects that occur when you lose all moral standards, and lack of rules.
In his novel, “Lord of the Flies,” Golding shows that society is defective due to defective human nature. He does this through the use of a group of boys stranded on an island, their behaviour in this situation and their progression towards savagery. He further illustrates this point by using numerous symbols. From the start of the novel, Ralph, the oldest of the boys, is presented as an “ideal” person and leader. He calls the first assembly, using the conch shell he and Piggy found and is voted into the role of leader by the majority of the boys.
Max Coleman 2 October 2014 Mrs. Carvelli Literature and Composition 2 FIRST DRAFT The Beast Inside Society’s limitations on behavior are mandatory to conceal mans innate sense of evil. Inside of each man exists an ugly side. A side thought by some to be nonexistent.