"Lord of the Flies" Analytical Essay by jaimie

"Lord of the Flies"
A literary analysis of William Golding's novel "The Lord of the Flies".
# 51561 | 1,409 words | 1 source | MLA | 2003 | AU
Published on May 31, 2004 in Literature (English) , English (Analysis)

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This paper discusses whether Golding's depiction of society in "The Lord of the Flies" paints an entirely negative portrait of human society. The writer discusses the boys' inabilty to create a peaceful society and how their actions match those of the outside world. The paper also explores the messages that Golding was trying to send and some of the imagery in the book.

From the Paper:

"Golding's "Lord of the Flies" paints an entirely negative portrait of human society.? This statement is proved to be true as the boys commit many dreadful and malevolent acts during there stay on the island which is evidence of the boy's emotional, physical and physiological decline that continues throughout the book. The lack of adult authority combined with the innate evil of human nature and our own competitiveness are the contributing factors of this societal decline. The deaths of three children and the ravaging of a once beautiful place are the appalling consequences of this regression. Although Ralph has humane and honest qualities and Piggy's unfailing loyalty is a positive sign that some things remain untouched by evil, it is a sad fact that these two people are hunted, and eventually overcome by the evil that inhabits the island. Although Ralph escapes with his life, he weeps, for he knows that without the intervention of the navy officer, he would have been killed. He sees that humanity has not triumphed and goodness has not prevailed as he had always been taught that it would. So although Ralph remains alive, Golding's famous tale of "The Lord of the Flies" portrays an entirely negative picture of society."

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