What Are The Similarities Between Lord Of The Flies And Frankenstein

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Over thousands of years, the theory upon nature versus nurture has been debated, discussed, and researched. The nature versus nurture debate has to do with whether or not certain characteristics that humans acquire over time result from nature or nurture. However, Shelly and Golding seem to favor nature more than nurture. The monster in Frankenstein and one of the boys, Jack in Lord of the Flies represent the assumption that both authors favor nature over nurture. Through Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein and William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, the parallel between nature is displayed through the monster and Jack from both of the evils they inherit within their environment. Within Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, a monster is created by a man named Victor who disowns the monster after he witnesses the kind of creature he produced, "Accursed creator! Why did you form a monster so hideous that even you …show more content…

In Frankenstein, a major literary device that is used is allegory which represents Victor Frankenstein’s creation of the monster. It goes back to God creating Adam which elutes from the story of Genesis. Likewise, Victor’s creation was a monster. Both creations give the illusion that neither is are both good and evil but are a creation from a higher power. Another literary device within Frankenstein is the point of view the novel is told. The novel is told at first through Walton’s letters which not only includes Victor’s story but also the monster’s story. Furthermore, throughout Lord of the Flies, Golding creates different literary devices to display the theme. For example, symbolism in relation to the to the bloody head of the animal which symbolizes the savagery and evil the boys possessed. The second literary device from Lord of the Flies was various indirect allusions such as references to the bible because of the island being described similarly to the Garden of

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