William Golding Lord Of The Flies Essay

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Lord of the flies, written by William Golding is a book that almost every student has read or at least heard of. Although opinions vary on the enjoyability of the book, one thing for sure is that it has left an imprint of thought upon its readers. The book is meant to investigate human beings true nature, a nature of savagery. Being written by Golding after fighting in World War II, these ideas were undeniably present in the world. This possibly leading to the initial good sales of the work. Although many different views have been made on the novel. From it being taken in a religious standpoint about good and evil to a basic scientific standpoint on the brain's impulses. Although golding says in an interview that the main theme is, ”An attempt to trace the defects of society back to the defects of human nature. The moral is that the shape of society must depend on the ethical nature of the individual and not on any political system, however apparently logical, or respectable,”(Why Did William Golding write lord of the flies). Sporting a theme of the flaws in human beings and not the systems. Golding supports this idea by having the boys in the novel go from civilized young boys, to savages killing others, and hunting. Even with the system of the conch, and a good designated leader such as Ralph. …show more content…

Possessing characters that can be identified to a theme or message generally easy, but not so much so that it makes the reader feel belittled or talked down to. This is represented in how Simon is easily recognized as a Christ-like figure and representation of religion. Similarly to how Piggy can be identified as a representation of civilization and logic. The book also represents the overarching theme in a similar way, leaving many to be in agreement with the book. Believing that there is some truth to the

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