Film and Novel: "Lord of the Flies" Analytical Essay by Master Researcher

Film and Novel: "Lord of the Flies"
This paper discusses William Golding's novel "Lord of the Flies" and the film of the novel by Peter Brooks.
# 83572 | 1,575 words | 1 source | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Literature (English) , English (Analysis) , Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.)

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This paper explains that both the book and film versions of "Lord of the Flies" demonstrate how the environment impacts society in terms of social behavior. The author points out examples of savage and barbarian behavior on the island. The paper stress that Golding's use of children to depict anarchy is crucial because it represents how evil can influence the smallest, most innocent person.

From the Paper:

""The Lord of the Flies" is representation of true human life in terms of how evil is ever-present in society and how destructive it is to man. It demonstrates how environment impacts social behavior in that it affects peoples' sense of reason and concept of civilization. This story depicts brutal destruction specifically when the cow is killed, Simon is sacrificed, and Piggy is murdered. Prior to isolation the boys were friends, however the impact of isolation and the lack of social order lead to behavior that is both criminal and unacceptable in typical Western society."

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