Mustapha Mond And Lord Of The Flies Comparison Essay

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Comparing and contrasting what we as humans know has led our societies to decide what is right and wrong, what is forward thinking, and what is holding us back. Many books are based upon the ideas established; they all just take different forms with the same central idea. In the dystopian novels, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and Lord of the Flies by William Golding, the reader can see the parallels in character between Mustapha Mond and Jack, and they are also set in vastly different places. While both of these novels are considered dystopian, they are their own twisted story which makes the reader feel for each set of characters. Mustapha Mond and Jack are both keeping their societies together through oppressive and manipulative ways.…show more content…
When Jack puts on the face paint for the first time, he feels liberated and free. He then starts to paint the younger boys and they too start to feel the paints liberating effects. Jack with his painted face enter the jungle consumed by one mission, to slaughter the pig (Golding 64). The island supplies Jack with what he needs to create the “mask”, which consumes Jack and transforms him into a true savage. With the face paint on, Jack feels he’s invincible and free from the social bonds he had in England. He feels the power of the mask and it reminds him of the power he had in England that Ralph has taken away from him. The island slowly takes over Jack and leads to him to do crazy things. As the island is the escape from reality for all the boys, it transforms them into savages in an ominous way. The similarities in the books’ characters connect both of these books under a central theme, but the difference in setting sets these two books apart, letting them be their own warning to humanity. Huxley and Golding both were trying to warn us how society was devolving, but they took two different approaches that had a lot of effect on the
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