William Golding's "Lord of the Flies"
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This research paper outlines the rich themes, imagery and symbolism evident in William Golding's Lord of the Flies. The paper then argues that these themes assist the author in conveying a lesson about the effect of evil on human nature.
From the Paper:"Though the first mentions of the possibility of a beast on the island are ignored by the older boys or discounted by Ralph, fear of the beast eventually grips the group and drives it almost to madness. The "littluns" begin to cry during the night because of nightmares about the beast, pushing the older boys to discuss the possibility of an evil creature on the island further. During a meeting, Ralph notes how this fear controls the boys and affects the small, model society they have on the island. "
Sample of Sources Used:
- GOLDING, William. LORD OF THE FLIES. Explicator; Spring99, Vol. 57 Issue 3, p167, 3p. http://search.epnet.com.libproxy.lib.unc.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&an=1982562
- Diane Andrews Henningfeld. Exploring Novels, Gale, 1998 database Literature Resource Center
- John F. Fitzgerald and John R. Kayser.Studies in the Novel Pride as Original Sin." 24, no. 1 (spring 1992): 78-85. database Literature Resource Center
- Lawrence S. Friedman. William Golding, pp. 19-32. New York: Continuum, 1993. database Literature Resource Center
- Bernard F. Dick. William Golding, pp. 6-29. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1987. database Literature Resource Center
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