Context significantly contributes to the themes that are depict by William Golding. The novel Lord of the Flies portrays this idea and inspects the consequences of a group of boys who are abandoned on an island without adult authority. This leads to two major themes to be developed, power and savagery which are influenced by WW2. From a feminist point of view the boys’ value violence, power and become extremely savage due to the absence of females.
William Golding was influenced by the disturbing events of WW2 while writing the novel, Lord of the Flies and is a reflection of Golding’s historical context. Each unique boy symbolises a major theme in WW2. Jack is the representation of fascist power and uses manipulation on the boys through propaganda. Ralph symbolises the leader in a democracy but is always overlooked. This proves the author was majorly influenced and involved in the political elements of WW2.
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Golding portrays a world which is obviously androcentric and clearly the lack of feminist values results in savagery. The lack of female presence eventually leads to the brutal demise of the boys. Jack is the prime source of savagery and violence. Jack’s hunting is his way of pleasuring his needs which is important for a savage. When out hunting with his crew he paints their faces, symbolising the transformation from a civilian into a savage. Darkness and Light symbolises the good and evil on the island which also represents civilisation and savagery. When Jack is in the dark jungle he feels...