Individuality In Lord Of The Flies

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To the misconception of some, those who write about children are not always old people trying to relive their youth. The english society is trying to repair this conception with the promotion of Lord of The Flies by William Golding, a tale about a group of boys who have been stranded and forced to survive on an island all by themselves. This literary work of art brings up many questions that lay in the reader 's mind. One of these questions is if Golding had to shadow you and then give a speech to the student body, what would he say? Golding would say under the constructs of modern world, we have become too individualistic and desensitized to the sentient human with a conscience as a result of being too centralized around technology. First…show more content…
Buildings were destroyed, rubble spilled onto the street, all forms of public transport were shut down, these problems hindered everyone, but it also allowed for the community to come under a common goal. Seeing how Golding served in the navy during, one can safely infer that Golding would choose to unite with others under this common problem. This suggests that Golding might have valued community wholeness over expressing ones inner emotions. Golding’s views on unity over individuality are shown in Lord Of The Flies by the characters he chooses to kill off. Observing Golding’s choice on who to kill reveals a pattern with those who die: all of them are individualists. All three of the boys who died - the boy with the scar, Piggy, and Simon - were individualistic in their own way. The boy with the birthmark was different for his physical features (35) and for his courage to give light to the beast. Simon’s case, he was the only character to be shown as a lone wolf; he left the boys to sit in a jungle clearing (132-133). Finally, Piggy was projected as a manipulator; “‘That was murder’ ‘You stop it!... It was dark. There was that-that bloody dance.’”(156). Through
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