Lord Of The Flies Allegory

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In the beginning of the year, as a class we started off with the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding, allegory. After finishing the novel, it helped me answer the essential question, What is the relationship between the individual and society? William Golding’s writing about how the hunger for power can turn civilized people into savages. For an example, Jack turns from a civilized boy “We’ll have rules! [...] Lots of rules! Then when anyone breaks ‘em--” (Golding, 33). In which, Jack and what society had taught them is that rules are meant to be followed. However over time Jack turns into a savage. “The rules! [...] You’re breaking the rules!” “Who cares?” (Golding, 91). Eventually Jack, forgets all meanings of democracy and becomes…show more content…
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