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  • Lord of the Flies Analyzed

    Lord of the Flies Analyzed

    English novelist and Noble Prize winning author William Golding's Lord Of The Flies was ingenious and mind boggling(Golding S.___). The book was about how a group of adolescent boys survived on an island with their only company being pigs and the Ocean. This book took place during WWII which explains why their plane was shot down over the Pacific. The first two characters that were introduced were Ralph and Piggy. The two boys called a

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    Essay Length: 372 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 27, 2009 By: Mike
  • Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies Through his depiction of a society initiated by seemingly innocent little boys in the novel Lord of the Flies, William Golding suggests that fear, especially fear of the unknown, is so pervasive in mankind that even democracies are too weak to save people from themselves. Fear plays an important role in the novel. Fear is evident in all areas of life on the island from the nightmares of the littluns,

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    Essay Length: 983 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 27, 2009 By: Mike
  • Corruption Vs. Civilization in Lord of the Flies

    Corruption Vs. Civilization in Lord of the Flies

    Corruption vs. Civilization in Lord of the Flies Every now and then, one finds themselves taking a deeper look inside of their soul, often times resulting in the discovery of an inner being. This inner being is perfectly depicted through the lord of the flies. Contrary to the boys’ beliefs, the lord of the flies, or in the novel the symbol of the “beast”, is not “something you could hunt and kill” (164), but rather

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    Submitted: November 28, 2009 By: Artur
  • Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies

    The Lord of the Flies by WIlliam Golding, clearly illustrates the complex problems in society today with abstract ideas in a compelling story. He covers issues like power and control, discrimination, and the degeneration of people with untapped potential. It conveys such a strong message which everyone needs to learn, and can be used for anyones posterity. Everyone is so unique, but also very similar in the respect of basic human traits. People will always

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    Submitted: November 29, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies In Lord of the Flies a group of boys get stuck on an island without adults and try to create a society. There are two boys who think they are the leaders, Jack and Ralph. Ralph is the real leader but then later Jack separates from them and becomes the leader of his own group. Two boys get killed, Piggy and Simon by accident. An officer rescues them because they see

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    Submitted: November 30, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Two Faces Exposed in Lord of the Flies

    Two Faces Exposed in Lord of the Flies

    In his famous book, Lord of the Flies, William Golding shows that if a group of boys were to be left on their own to fend for themselves on a tropical island, some of the boys would go back to the roots of their ancestor’s savageness. Some boys will do anything in order to survive, even though they have some disagreements and it’s very hard for them to get along with one another. Almost everyone

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    Submitted: December 3, 2009 By: Fonta
  • Lord of the Flies Comparison Essay

    Lord of the Flies Comparison Essay

    Lord of the Flies Comparison Essay Leaders are frequently a symbol of the individuals that they are in charge of. When the leaders are successful in doing their duty, those who follow them are successful. On the other hand, if the chiefs fail, those who follow them are also affected by their actions. These features of the chiefs are noticed effortlessly in William Golding's Lord of the Flies, through the personalities of Jack and Ralph.

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    Submitted: December 3, 2009 By: Edward
  • Lord of the Flies - Book Review

    Lord of the Flies - Book Review

    The Lord of the Flies Essay In The Lord of the Flies, the three main character all have different characteristics and temperaments. Ralph shows the Guardian temperament, Jack has the characteristics of the Artisan temperament, and Piggy has the Realist temperament. This is important to the novel because it plays reason why everything ended up breaking apart on the island. Ralph is the nearest to being the Guardian in the story. Throughout the book, Ralph

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    Submitted: December 3, 2009 By: Vika
  • Lord of the Flies Essay

    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

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    Submitted: December 5, 2009 By: Jessica
  • Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies

    Ralph or Jack ? “Blessed is the leader who seeks the best for those he serves.” This quotation is most certainly right. A good leader seeks the best for the people he serves therefore Ralph is a better leader than Jack because Ralph wants the best for the boys. Ralph is nice hearted, intelligent and democratic. Jack on the other hand is vicious to others and manipulative for his own needs. They are different

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    Submitted: December 6, 2009 By: Jon
  • Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies

    The Lord of the Flies Analytical Essay The novel, The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding is quite a renowned text, since it can be read on two main levels, a literal reading, and a symbolic reading. What makes the novel unique is that there are an innumerable number interpretations of the many representations and symbols found in the text. Thus these symbols that he incorporates into the novel, along with the narrative elements

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    Essay Length: 420 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 7, 2009 By: Mikki
  • Bullying - Lord of the Flies

    Bullying - Lord of the Flies

    Human Nature and Lord of the Flies-I.S.U. # 13) Bullies Bullying is when a person or group frequently harms someone who is weaker or more vulnerable then themselves. They do this by means of physical, verbal, or mental abuse. Bullies can be male, female, young or old. The nature of a bully depends on many factors such as sex, age, and past experiences. Depending on the nature of the bully, their actions can have many

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    Submitted: December 7, 2009 By: Bred
  • Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies

    Description/ Analysis of the Main Characters Ralph was a tall, well-built, blond twelve year old who was initially chosen as the leader of the group of stranded boys. As a leader he was rational and democratic with good judgment and strong moral values. He attempted to keep civilized order on the island and to maintain a fire until everyone was rescued, but was always at odds with Jack who had little regard for rules. Jack

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    Submitted: December 8, 2009 By: Yan
  • Deterioration in the Lord of the Flies

    Deterioration in the Lord of the Flies

    When the boys first arrived at the island they were all nice little British school boys that followed the rules, but then quickly deteriorated into malicious killing savages. There are three examples of symbols that illustrate deterioration in the book The Lord of The Flies by William Golding. The examples are: when the conch breaks, when the fire burns down the forest, and when Jack kills the first pig. The first symbol that illustrates deterioration

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    Submitted: December 9, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies

    The novel, Lord of the Flies, deals a lot with characterization. The character that stood out the most was Ralph, who was excellently developed by Golding as a leader. The very first time Ralph is introduced to the reader, one can see his sense of observation even in the first sentence that he says: "This is an island, at least I think it's an island. That's a reef out in the sea. Perhaps there

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    Submitted: December 14, 2009 By: Vika
  • Mankind’s Evil Exposed in Lord of the Flies

    Mankind’s Evil Exposed in Lord of the Flies

    In every person, there is a hidden potential to be evil. The preadolescent boys, who are stranded on the island in William Golding's Lord of the Flies, become associated with many aspects that symbolize certain ideas. Lord of the Flies shows the downfall of the boys from civilized to savage like and at times even barbaric. Through the use of symbols such as the conch, the beast, and the fire, William Golding demonstrates that

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    Submitted: December 14, 2009 By: Vika
  • The Corruptive Nature of Society as Shown in Golding’s Lord of the Fli

    The Corruptive Nature of Society as Shown in Golding’s Lord of the Fli

    In Lord of the Flies, William Golding presents pessimistic view of society. He uses the story of a group of boys stranded on a deserted island to examine a multitude of specific social issues, such as leadership, sadism, and the role of intellectuals in society. Taken together, this presentation of opinions on social issues brings the reader to the question of the nature of society. As to this question, Golding asserts that society is

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    Submitted: December 15, 2009 By: Anna
  • Fear in Lord of the Flies

    Fear in Lord of the Flies

    Fear is a driving force in The Lord of the Flies. How does fear in all of its forms influence the boy’s attitudes and behaviours? One of many prominent themes in William Golding’s novel, the Lord of the Flies, is Fear. From the very first chapter, until the last, fear plays an important role in this text. It is the only thing, which stops the boys from acting rationally at times, from questioning curious circumstances

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    Submitted: December 15, 2009 By: Stenly
  • Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies

    The author, William Golding uses the main characters of Ralph, Jack, and Simon in The Lord of the Flies to portray how their desire for leadership, combined with lack of compromise leads to the fall of their society. This desire for leadership and compromise led to the fall of their society just like multiple countries during times of wars. In the Lord of the Flies, William Golding uses characters to convey the main idea

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    Submitted: December 21, 2009 By: July
  • Lord of the Flies: Symbolism

    Lord of the Flies: Symbolism

    Lord of the Flies: Symbolism Imagine a group of young boys who have just crash-landed on a deserted tropical island with no adults or supervision. William Golding showed in his ground breaking novel Lord of the Flies, what may happen in just those circumstances. In his very complicated and diverse novel Golding brings out many ideas and uses many literary devices. Above all others though comes symbolism of three main important objects being the conch,

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    Submitted: December 21, 2009 By: Bred
  • Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies

    Throughout The Lord of the Flies, the author shows how different Simon is from the rest of the savages on the island. He is much more innocent and pure than the others and has a religious demeanor. Light, very commonly a symbol of holiness and purity, is used quite often during Simon's "funeral". In the last four paragraphs of chapter nine, "A view to a death", Golding makes clear the use of light imagery to

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    Submitted: December 21, 2009 By: Vika
  • Quick Summary of Lord of the Flies

    Quick Summary of Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies The book begins in the middle of a war. A plane evacuating a group of schoolboys, from Britain, is shot down over a deserted island. After the boys arrive at the island the group assigns Ralph as their leader. Then the boys and Ralph appoint another boy, Jack, as the leader of the hunting group. Ralph then decides to start a fire to signal boats and planes that pass by. They

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    Submitted: December 22, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Lord of Flies

    Lord of Flies

    If we take a look at the definition of human nature, we can see that it is the set of traits or characteristics that all of us as human beings posses. This includes compassion, love, hate, selfishness, etc. From the day we enter this world, these qualities have been implanted in us and they determine what kind of a person we are. For example, is a convict sitting on death row equal to Mother

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    Submitted: December 22, 2009 By: regina
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding

    Lord of the Flies by William Golding

    William Golding explores the vulnerability of society in a way that can be read on many different levels. A less detailed look at the book, Lord of the Flies, is a simple fable about boys stranded on an island. Another way to comprehend the book is as a statement about mans inner savage and reverting to a primitive state without societies boundaries. By examining the Lord of the Flies further, it is revealed that many

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    Submitted: December 22, 2009 By: Fonta
  • The Use of Allegories in Lord of the Flies

    The Use of Allegories in Lord of the Flies

    The Use of Allegories in "Lord of the Flies" Summary: Essay describes the use of allegories in "The Lord of the Flies." ________________________________________ Microcosm, as defined by the Encarta World English Dictionary, is a miniature copy of something, especially when it represents or stands for a larger whole. Microcosms are used in many works of literature. A prime example of this is in the book Animal Farm by George Orwell, in which a group of

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    Submitted: December 24, 2009 By: Monika

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