The polarity between Simon and the Lord of the Flies creates the greatest religious symbolism as Simon represents a Christ-figure while the Lord of the Flies acts as Satan. Simon is a symbolic character who “represents the religious prophet or seer who [. . .] perhaps sees reality most clearly” (Novels for Students).
1.0. The Role of English in India: English in India is a legacy from the British who colonized the country and their language permeated through some of the most important parts of society: the government, the media, the education system, the legal system and gradually the social sphere as well. India is a vast nation and in terms of the number of English speakers, it ranks third in the world after the United States of America and the United Kingdom. An estimated four percent of the population use English and even though this may seem like a small number that is about forty million people. This small segment of the population, controls domains that have professional and social prestige.
How Has The English Language Influenced India? For various reasons English has got the status of global language. Today about 300 million people speak English as their first language and another 350 million use it as a second language. It is the official or semi-official language in more than 60 countries. The main reason why English is so important is mainly due to the political and economic power the British used to have in the world.
Nowadays, English is one of the most widely used languages. English is used as a first or second language in many countries of the world for different forms of communication. Several countries use English as their official language along many others including Thailand. It is acknowledged that in the era of globalization, one cannot ignore the superiority of the English language. Connors-Tadros (2014) stated that “English Language Arts generally refers to the skills needed to comprehend and communicate effectively”.
English is now considered an international language and a lingua franca for many nations. It reached a level of globalization where it became a language that operates as a mean of communication worldwide. Many linguists see that English is the most developed language in the world, as many theories has been developed around the language to analyze its origin and how it achieved its global state. English is not a language for just the United Kingdom of Britain; 1.5 to 2 billion English active speakers exist today and they use English in their professional and personal life. English, nowadays, has become a language for almost everything, so English now has its global identity.
It spread -orderly- to North America in the United States and the Caribbean, Australia, South Africa, South Asia, west Africa and then the east side of it . It 's the primary language of south east India and Pacific island nations as well as it is an official language of almost 60 sovereign states. Furthermore, it is considered an official language of lots of sub-Saharan African countries. English language has lots of particularities, such as it is the third most widespread native language in the world after Mandarin Chinese and Spanish, it is used by different people for more purposes than any other language in our planet, and it is the most widely taught foreign language in the whole world. The English language has had a remarkable history.
Therefore, the translator had to use overt translation to translate Hadith from Arabic into English. Now, based on the features of overt translation, this thesis will use this aspect in assessing the quality of Hadith translations. In other words, translating Hadith overtly will be one of the new HTQA
India is one good example of English as ELF because it needs English as one of the official language even though many languages spoken in the country. The acceptance of ELF happened conveniently in India because English is used on official basis for administrative and business purpose at the same time it also becomes the vehicle of communication for people belonging to different region. In a way it united people for their need of communication belonging to
The Systems and Language Skills of English Learning a second or foreign language is impossible to master without knowing the systems and skills of the targeted language. According to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, the world population is exceeding 7.4 billion people in August,2016. China is the most populated country with 1.4 billion residents. (http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/) The Population of the countries where English is spoken as L1 (L1 is referring to the first language) is around 452 million according to the Website Nation Master. (http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/groups/English-speaking-countries) Although, the population of the English speaking countries is only on the third place, the language itself became widespread all over the world.
In these days we recognize it as a library language because we get the treasure of tremendous knowledge through ancient books, and most of these ancient books present in English. Due to the all reasons we can say that English is a pedant language. English is the language that links the different nations, states, communities. The importance of English has been increased today. English language introduces us to the civilization of other foreign countries, especially the western culture.