Analogies In Lord Of The Flies

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Lord of the Flies dates back to 1954 when a famous novelist, William Golding decided to write a book which could show an unusual version of the human beings. Born into an environment where his mother was a suffragette and later experiencing World War II where human ruthlessness was at its peak, made him better inclined in to writing a piece where he could explain his readers how human beings react in different situations. The setting of the novel depicts a situation where the human behavior is rational. The novel hence persuades the readers to realize the importance of ethics and civilization and how their absence can disrupt the society .Furthermore, the novel shows a negative aspect of the mankind and explains the reason it develops savagery …show more content…

Lord of the Flies remains Golding’s most accredited piece of work. It is an apparently simple but densely layered novel that has been categorized as fiction, fable, a myth, and a tale. Generous use of symbolism in Golding’s work is what distinguishes him with other authors of the same genre. For example, the conch shell, that represents a vulnerable hold of authority which was finally shattered to pieces with Piggy’s death. Secondly, for the other boys, Piggy’s eyeglasses represented the lack of intelligence which was later defeated by superstition and savagery. The beast, the parachutist, the fire—all assume symbolic worth in this novel. With his proficiency of literary tools like structure, grammar, vocabulary and presentation of characters, Golding enables the reader to effortlessly relate to the characters and seek the novel's central theme, that inside a person both good and evil exists and one must know how to control evil to be a better person. This novel also depicts a well know saying that goes by: “GOOD ALWAYS TRIUMPHS OVER

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