Savagery In Lord Of The Flies Vs DNA Essay

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“I should have thought that a pack of British boys... would have put up a better show than that.” In the light of this statement, Explore how William Golding and Dennis Kelly presents ideas about civilized and savage behaviour in “Lord of the Flies” and “DNA”.

Savagery is a force present in us all, however, it is very much hidden behind our identity. The potential to become evil features heavily in both William Golding's "Lord of the Flies" and Dennis Kelly's DNA". Despite the difference in time periods, both writers try to convey the same message; both the author Golding and the playwright Kelly try to explain how different experiences can have different effects on one's innocence and behaviour. Whether it is our background, our friends, or our society, ultimately it is our choices which decide
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Similar to the boys in the 1993 James Bulger case, both writers choose to communicate their message of savagery using juveniles at the age where they choose to become evil or civilised. Golding uses the contrast between Jack the "Chapter Chorister" to simply "the chief" to convey the enormity of change that can occur to one's identity and personality after making such decisions. The use of alliteration in "Chapter Chorister" seems to exaggerate Jack's sense of pride and innocence, yet, it also suggests a potential for being imperious. Kelly, on the other hand, seems to suggest that only a minority chooses to follow the good path. The playwright demonstrates this with the character of Leah. After Adam's reappearance, only Leah shows any sense of care and responsibility for Adam whiles the others try to escape the dilemma. The use of short speech and exclamation marks in "[Adam]'s mad! You can't leave him here!" allows Kelly to show the audience Leah's sense of urgency and bother, whiles creating a juxtaposition to emphasise the savagery of the
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