Battle Royale Lord Of The Flies Comparison Author:Quino Naval

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Battle Royale - Lord of The Flies ComparisonThe Japanese action movie Battle Royale is loosely based on the book Lord of The Flies by William Golding. In the movie a class of Japanese students is chosen for the Battle Royale program. The objective of this "game" is that the kids are taken to a deserted island and given 3 days to kill each other until only one survives. The kids are allowed to use any kind of weapon they see fit and it is very gruesome and twisted. In the book Lord of The Flies the kids are being evacuated from Britain because of what I would think is the Second World War. While flying over an island the plane is shot down and the boys are made to fend for themselves they at first and try and start trying to build huts and go to hunt for food. After a while the kids start to realize that they might not be rescued from the island and that they will probably die before any one knows they are gone.The characters in Battle Royale can also be compared to the characters in Lord of the Flies.The two main characters in Battle Royale are a guy and a girl who can go by the names Jeffrey and Jackie for reference purposes. In Lord of the Flies the main characters are all guys; their names are Ralph, Simon, Jack and Piggy. The one who tries to introduce a democratic system is Ralph but Jack is all about the hunt and that they need food more then anything. Piggy and Simon also agree with Ralph but they are both killed close to the end of the book by Jack and his hunters because they have gone crazy and mad with hate. Jeffery and Jackie both feel that the game is inappropriate and choose not to kill each other but Jeffery vows to protect Jackie until he is unable to any longer. They later meet another character named Kawada who has been dragged into this game and is now playing for a second time. Jeffery is similar to Ralph because of his beliefs and how he insists on no violence and that the game is stupid and barbaric. Jackie is kind...

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