"Lord of the Flies" and Concepts of Good and Evil Analytical Essay by BrainC

"Lord of the Flies" and Concepts of Good and Evil
An examination of the concepts of good and evil in William Golding's "Lord of the Flies."
# 53723 | 1,835 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Nov 24, 2004 in Literature (English) , English (Analysis)

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This paper draws on Golding's "Lord of the Flies" as an allegory for the Christian myth of 'Original Sin'. By examining the characters and the story line, the writer discusses the ideas Golding wished to present in relation to good and evil.

From the Paper:

"The Lord of the Flies by William Golding is considered to be one of the most influential and often controversial pieces of literature from the 1950's. Published in the midst of the Cold War, this novel was perhaps a fulfillment of whatever prophecy convinced Golding to abandon the sciences at the Oxford College where his father taught in favor of studying the English language and literature in greater depth. Work in the independent theaters of "very, very far-off-Broadway theater", Royal Navy during wartime, and even the English educational system, were all in preparation for his masterpiece to come in 1954. Dissatisfied with wars between nations and within the school system, Golding made profound statements through the book. Success would finally accompany Lord of the Flies when, in 1959, it was published in the United States."

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