Lord Of The Flies: Golding's Reality - Fact Or Fiction



A recurring theme in William Golding's novel, Lord of the Flies ,
is that man savage at heart, always ultimately reverting back to evil and a
primitive nature. Golding believes that man has no control over his own
destiny because of fear. Golding uses properties of setting, characters,
and their behavior and the events of the book, Lord of the Flies, to build
and support his vision of reality.
William Golding was born in Great Britain in 1911 and throughout
his whole life he has witnessed the true evil in man. As an adult he lived
through and was in World War II. He saw many dictators come and go and he
witnessed entire nations crumble, and weapons that could destroy entire
cities. ...

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of boys from different
backgrounds that become stranded on an isolated and uncharted island when
their plane crashes. As the boys try to unite to try to become rescued
they begin to separate and a tribe of savage hunters is formed. After a
while the boys lose all sense of civilized behavior. This is when you
realize that the boys have lost all manners and civility that had been
instilled as they where raised, thus showing the savage beast in the heart
of all men. This book shows how easy it is for man to revert back to the
evil that is deep in his heart. This book also shows that if a bunch of
well mannered school boys can turn evil, one can imagine what can happen
with world leaders undergoing the pressure of world relations.
Golding uses setting in Lord of the Flies as a first indication of
the evil within man and society. The entire story is set on a beautiful
desolate island located probably somewhere in the Pacific Ocean near the
first atom bomb detonation.(Daryl ...

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in Lord of the Flies that society
has all types of people those who work, those who play, those who lead,
those who think, those who cause trouble, and those who are just mindless
followers. With that he created Ralph, Jack, Piggy, Simon, Roger, and the
little kids not old enough to have a say. Ralph was the leader type. He
was the part of society that was practical and stood by his ideas as a good
leader should. Then there was Piggy whose fat alone didn't make him an out
cast it was his mind. Piggy was the smartest boy on the island. He was a
constant reminder of the world they left. He was treated different then
the rest of the boys because although where his mind was strong his ...

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