What Are The Similarities Between Lord Of The Flies And Mean Girls

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Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, and Mean Girls, Tina Fey, are homogenous stories. They share a plethora of similar characteristics. They both have characters that exhibit animal-like behaviors. There is a person who is the voice of reason in each story. Both have a fight for leadership in both stories. Lord of the Flies and Mean Girls lack proper supervision of the children. Finally, both use light to symbolize order and darkness to symbolize chaos. Lord of the Flies establishes a microcosm where young boys are stranded on an island alone without any adult supervision. Mean Girls, by Tina Fey, also establishes a microcosm where teenagers are unsupervised by an adult. Both of these stories show that without proper supervision …show more content…

Golding writes, “The world, that understandable and lawful world, was slipping away” (91). You see that without the proper supervision by a trusted adult at Cady’s party the teenagers retreat back to their tribal, savage like selves. Ralph says, “The three others stood still, watching Ralph; and he saw that the tallest of them, stark naked save for the paint and a belt, was Jack” (140). You can see how drastically the teenagers changed from orderly to unruly just because of a book. One more reason why they are alike in many ways is how in each story they both have a person who is deemed the voice of reason. Piggy talks to Ralph, “We got a lot of sticks. We could have a sundial each. Then we should know what the time was” (65). The math teacher just wanted to give Cady the right advice about decisions to make in high …show more content…

Piggy talks to the kids, “Nobody knows where we are” . . . “Perhaps they know where we was going to; and perhaps not. But they don’t know where we are ‘cos we never got there” (34). You are able to see a different setting of this whereas in Lord of the Flies there were no adults in Mean Girls you are able to see that there are adults but they do not detour the teenagers away from the natural tribal-like instincts inside all of us. Although there are adults in Mean Girls the ones in charge of supervising are nowhere to be found or the cannot be

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