Alienation in Golding's "Lord of the Flies" Book Review by cee-cee

Alienation in Golding's "Lord of the Flies"
A discussion of the theme of alienation in William Golding's novel, "Lord of the Flies."
# 110135 | 877 words | 0 sources | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 16, 2008 in Literature (Children) , Literature (English)

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This paper discusses five ways in which the theme of alienation is explored in "Lord of the Flies," by William Golding. The writer explains that after the initial sense of physical abandonment experienced by the boys when they are stranded on the island, they undergo social alienation. The initiation rites that the boys create, the journeys they undertake on the island, their physical and emotional suffering, and their inability to find reconciliation without outside assistance are all seen as stages of alienation in the novel. The writer concludes that had the boys been left to themselves for much longer, they most likely would have killed each other.

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