The Nature Of Man In Lord Of T

William Golding, in his novel Lord of the Flies symbolically describes the degeneration of a civilized society. Embedded within the story of a group of young boys struggling to survive alone on a deserted island are insights to the capacity of evil within the human soul and how it relates to the defect in societies. After a plane crash that results in their inhabitation of the island, the boys establish a democratic society that thrives on order, necessity and unity. Slowly, however, the peaceful society that they create shatters through a path of hatred, disrespect, murder and the release of the true human soul.
Many of William Golding's works discusses man's capacity for fear and ...

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of losing power is inherited - Golding uses these vices to prove the point that any type of uncontrolled fear contributes to men's stability and will ultimately lead to his demise spiritually and perhaps even physically.
Lord of the flies used changes experienced by boys on an uninhabited island to show the evil nature of man. By using different characters and various events the author was able to portray various types of people found in our society. Their true selves were revealed in the absence of adults, laws and punishment.
The existence of civilisation allows man to remain innocent or ignorant of his true nature. When the concepts of humanity and civilisation slip away or are ignored, human beings revert to the more primitive, savage-like part of their nature - the fall of the boys on the island clearly indicate this. The early chapters of the book illustrated a macrocosm of man, where the presence of democracy and order suppressed the emergence to the conscious level of ...

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