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Lord of the Flies Essay

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Essay title: Lord of the Flies Essay

Have you ever wondered what life would be like without order and justice, with only one leader and one way of life, in a world so riddled with chaos that even the most innocent man could not escape it? Well William Golding (1911-1993) did and he sought

to demonstrate his views through a book which he wrote and titled “Lord of the Flies” (1954).

I believe that in the book “Lord of the Flies” William Golding seeks to demonstrate that there is a beast/alter ego inside each and every one of us where its only desire is to descend order into a chaotic environment. Also I believe that he may be seeking to show similarities from historical events of corruption and fascism to events in his book, eg. the dictator Hitler and the dictator Jack and the fascist empire of the National Socialist German Workers (or Nazi) and Jack's group of savage hunters and followers, and possibly even try to demonstrate that without parents or adults there is a greater chance of chaos coming into place, whereby the adults represent democracy and/or sanity.

But how exactly did William Golding demonstrate his views in his book?

One way was isolating the pre-adolescent boys into an environment far away from any civilization or adults giving the boys the responsibility to tend for themselves. Another way was the introduction of rules set by only one member of the boys and that he was saying that his way was the only way to go. Also take note that the book titled “Lord of the Flies” means, in Arabic, Beelzebub (or one of manifestations of the devil) and also take note that Golding possibly has a general view of men , in that, in his book “The Spire” (1964) Golding writes that “a man is a creature that produces evil as a bee produces honey”.

Being away from the comfort of their house didn't suite many of the boys all that much as they were use to being told what to do and what not to do, what to eat and what not to eat, and what is dangerous and what is perfectly safe. This discomfort was the beginning of the end for some of the boys as they soon discovered that there was no life for them without order in place. Piggy was quite aware of this as he consistently noted the great need for parents and a civil society. Parents and adults, he believed, would have kept them all sane and alive. The thought of a beast on the island, stalking them, put some of the boys into a hysterical state that could best be described as insanity. If there were parents or adults on the island they could have told the boys that there was nothing to be worried about and even prevent the death of one of the boys whom many labeled queer. The boy who was “queer”, whose actual name was Simon, died when a group of boys thought that he was the beast, it was at night and it was hard to tell whether it was a beast or a boy, they bashed Simon then they left him to lay upon the shore of the ocean where he was eventually drifted out to sea. This, Piggy reminded them, could and should have been prevented.

Rules are a very important part to organization

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