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Out Of Luck Essay

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During World War II, a lot of British people had to be evacuated from England. They would go to a country far away from theirs for a short period of time. In the book Lord of the Flies by William Golding, young boys are stranded on an island after a plane crash. Only boys from ages 6-12 are alive and they must find a way to work together to survive on the island. While they separate into groups, many things start to go wrong the island. The boys try to solve the problems, but many of them aren’t willing and want it their way. Groups often have disagreements when there is one sole leader. Three things that went wrong on the island in the book, Lord of the Flies by William Golding are no ...view middle of the document...

Golding does not make any explicit or direct connections to Christian symbolism in Lord of the Flies; instead, these biblical parallels function as a kind of subtle motif in the novel, adding thematic resonance to the main ideas of the story. The island itself could reflect the Garden of Eden since havoc is created on the island like the garden in the bible. Jack, after his first kill, begins to think, “Of the knowledge that they had outwitted a living thing, imposed their will upon it, and taken away its life like a long satisfying drink.” This introduces the theme of evil or corruption. This book shows up the evil that can be among humankind. For example, the war is going on in England and the only way these boys know how to handle things is through violence.
Lastly, in the Lord of the Flies by William Golding, things went wrong on the island because all of the characters are male. Everyone knows that girls are more sophisticated and orderly around. If there would have been women on the island, they would have figured out a way to organize everyone and have everything go smoothly. In the book,...

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