582 words - 2 pagesLordoftheFlies In William Golding's LordoftheFlies, a group of young English schoolboys are stranded on a desert island cut off from society in the middle of a war. The boy's ages range from 6 to 12. Their natural capacity for evil emerges and guides their lives on the island. One way this is shown is through the conversation between Simon and theLordoftheFlies.During Simon's conversation with theLordoftheFlies Simon is almost certainly hallucinating. VIEW DOCUMENT
980 words - 4 pages time where there was always wars and blood, he probably thought it was because of all the fighting that people were evil and corruption took over.
Golding’s beliefs are shown in LordoftheFlies through many things. He starts it as a bunch of school boys in the middle of a nuclear from England get sent somewhere for safety but their plane crashes and leaves them stranded on an island with no adults and no one knowing where they are. Having no adults they don’t really know what do to do until one ofthe boys, Ralph, find a conch to assemble all the boys together. Golding uses the conch as a symbol of order. More into the book, the boys start disagreeing with one another, separating fromVIEW DOCUMENT
1186 words - 5 pagesEmily BardmanBlue 36-2-11LordoftheFliesWilliam Golding uses symbolism many times in his book LordoftheFlies. He uses numerous representations all throughout the book to get the reader to recognize the theme which is that human nature is inherently evil. When a groupVIEW DOCUMENT
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Chaos lives in everything. That is what William Golding was trying to convey when he wrote his famous novel LordoftheFlies. His style of writing is world renowned and is seen as some ofthe greatest writing ofthe 20th century. Even when they tried, the characters of this story could not keep their small society intact. In the beginning of this allegory, a plane full of British schoolboys crashes on a tropical island in the South Pacific. They form a democratic society with rules and order that is governed by Ralph, the main character, and Piggy his pudgy and philosophical friend. From the start the reader can foresee conflict between Ralph and Jack, the leader ofVIEW DOCUMENT
717 words - 3 pagesIn his novel, LordoftheFlies, Golding raises the issue of 'the end of innocence and the darkness of man's heart' in his portrayal of certain characters. However, he contrasts such characters with those who possess the human spirit, that is, a humanity and decency that can survive the most extreme circumstances. By contrasting characters of Jack and Ralph, Golding raises the theme of good versus evil, loss of innocence, the struggle for power and his central concern seems to be that there is a thin veneer between civilised man and the savage.Though Ralph turns out to be a good leader because of his moral principles, initially the boys choose him over Jack because of hisVIEW DOCUMENT
724 words - 3 pagesJack's Changes Jack starts off in the novel as a well mannered British choir boy. On the island he is confronted with many hardships and trials that he must overcome, and this is where his animalistic instincts take over. In "TheLordoftheFlies", William Golding shows jack as a character who undergoes many changesVIEW DOCUMENT
659 words - 3 pagesGiven the appropriate circumstance, people release their inner savage. For the sake of survival, the word humane as we know it will cease to exist. It this takes a little nudge to become the beast itself. “LordoftheFlies”, a novel by William Golding, shows the transition of boys being humane and civilized, to being a wild bunch animals. The instances of them painting their faces, killing Simon, and breaking the conch while murdering Piggy shows the main three hurdles to savagery.
With red clay rubbed on half of Jack’s face, white on the other, and a black charcoal strip running between the two sides of his face, his mask was finished and it would change him for the rest ofthe time onVIEW DOCUMENT
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1 OliveiraMaria Fernanda OliveiraMs. PulidoEnglish 05January 2014LordoftheFliesWe aren't free and never will be even if we fight for it and get deceived into a false sense of success. That's because it is not our nature to be free. After all, we don't even know what freedom means! Maybe we were once free when we were in caves. Free to decide where to go and where to stay. We could hunt, eat, play, sleep, drink and even kill when we wanted and when it was necessary, without anyone preventing us. We weren't bounded with obligations, we had no time to fulfillVIEW DOCUMENT
862 words - 3 pagesTo Rule Or To Be Ruled Upon, That Is The Question If you were trapped on an island with several other boys, would you allow yourself to be pushed around, or would you take charge? That was a choice that the boys in this book had to make. In the novel LordoftheFlies by William Golding, there are various boys trapped on an island with no grown-ups. According to the philosopher VIEW DOCUMENT
636 words - 3 pagesLordoftheFliesWhen a lack of civilization is present in a community, eventually, that community will deteriorate. In LordoftheFlies, written by William Golding, the boys' society has slowly fallen due to the lack of civilization. The boys on the island, in this book, are extremely self-centered. They careVIEW DOCUMENT
1619 words - 6 pagesThis essay aims to study the different types of power in the William Golding novel, "Lordoftheflies". By definition the power is the Faculty and the possibility that one or more individuals or groups of individuals have to apply, accept, execute or impose - albeit by force - decisions of physical, moral, intellectual or psychological, to individuals or groups of individuals. The power is an important theme in this novel, which characterised by power relations social. It focuses on both systems and a democratic with Ralph with a dictatorial regime and the other with jack as leader. There are aspects ofthe power on the island in different levels throughout the novel.
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713 words - 3 pagesThe sow's head and the conch shell both are symbolic in the story. The conch shell is white and symbolizes the good, the organization, and the unification ofthe boys. The sow's head or theLordoftheFlies is also white but it symbolizes something totally different. It symbolizes mad chaos and disunity. Both the conch shellVIEW DOCUMENT
1138 words - 5 pagesLordoftheFlies has several themes that are the key to understanding of literature. Three ofthe themes of this novel are the fear, courage and lastly survival. Fear has been surrounded throughout the entire novel. With the amount of fear because of an apparent beast, many ofthe people on the island have changed. Most ofthe boys have become more violent throughout the novel and have no sense of direction as what to do next. Jack was one of those people who had changed majorly throughout the novel. Courage is one ofthe most important things to have mentally and physically when you’re stuck in an unknown island. Ralph’s courage in the book became strong when he had lost two of his closeVIEW DOCUMENT
892 words - 4 pagesThe characters that William Golding uses in his Novel LordoftheFlies are full of symbolism. Each ofthe main characters represents a specific trait that is in each of us. In this novel, he explains the natural instincts that are in all of mankind. He does this by portraying a certain instinct through each of his characters.Ralph is the character that represents common sense and responsibility. He shows that he has these traits by wanting to build a signal fire. He tells the others, "We've got to make smoke up there"or die" (81). Ralph is very optimistic at the beginning ofthe novelVIEW DOCUMENT
824 words - 3 pagesThe novel LordoftheFlies by William Golding is a story ofthe inner evil which all humans. Golding attempts to prove that people are innately evil, however the innate evil only is only apparent out under certain circumstances. These circumstances are group of young adolescents are stranded on and island without adultVIEW DOCUMENT
921 words - 4 pages were here and enjoy the freedom from rules and adults. Hunting, getting meat, chanting and swimming kept us occupied. We did get rescued in the end anyways."� Question: He also mentioned murder among his tribe members. Could you explain that? Jack: "All I can say to that is not murder, but accidents do happen. I'm sorry it had to happen to two of his tribe members."� Question: Could you explain what happened? Jack: " Lets just say that one boy, Simon, was just in the wrong place at the wrong time, and VIEW DOCUMENT
1458 words - 6 pagesWhat would a person do if he/she was on a plane and suddenly crash, fell down from the sky and land on an island? After reading the novel by William GoldingLordoftheFlies, one can find a similar experience that happened to the main characters. The main characters are boys, not adults; they are twelve year olds and younger. The boysVIEW DOCUMENT
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How mankind can’t survive without rules and laws
Could civilization live a normal and stable life, without any rules and orders to obey? Could you picture, New York City, with no laws to follow and everyone doing as they please? Just imagine the disasters that we will experience. In the novel, LordoftheFlies, written by William Golding, we see how each individual character reacts differently to the exposure of complete freedom from an organized society. Also, awe see how this separation from a structural society causes chaos among all these different characters.
The story begins with 20 pre-adolescent boys who are on anVIEW DOCUMENT
832 words - 3 pagesThroughout the novel, William Golding’s “LordoftheFlies”, innocent children are trapped on an island and controversy between the savage and civilized arises. Turning savage, evil, and barbarous is effortless because of influences, which makes the social construction ruthless. As savagery within the character increase, the civilized society decreases, especially among the littluns, Roger, and Jack, because ofthe influences of natural human instincts, the environment, and poor leadership decisions and actions among a group of people.
Firstly, a person’s natural human instincts can turn themselves from a civilized citizen, to a savage and barbarous individual. Natural instincts can comeVIEW DOCUMENT
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William Golding's LordoftheFlies ! Symbols are objects, characters, figures, or colors used to represent abstract ideas or concepts. In the novel LordoftheFlies by William Golding a group of children are stranded on an island when their plane crashes. The freedom of having no parents while living in a society that doesn't enforce rules and laws are eliminated. As the novel progresses the kids find use forVIEW DOCUMENT
789 words - 3 pagesLordoftheFliesLordoftheFlies is a novel about what might happen if a group of kids are stranded on a deserted island. The kids in the book turn into savages. They become bloodthirsty and they acquire the instinct to kill. However, that?s just one ofthe two groups on the island. The other group, which was a lot smaller, was a more civilized group that was determined and had hope that they would soon beVIEW DOCUMENT
1145 words - 5 pages For centuries, philosophers debating human nature passionately have been all trying to reach a concise conclusion when faced with certain questions; Are we nothing more but civilized savages bearing ill will that lurks beneath the surface? Or do we enter this world as gentle spirits who become lost and corrupt along the way? They are questions that have yet to be answered, yet their themes are still heavily explored throughout human history and appear in many of man kind’s artifacts, such as art and literature. One of these examples lies within the context ofLordoftheFlies, by William Golding, a story in which a band of young boys survives a plane crash and is marooned on a desertedVIEW DOCUMENT
748 words - 3 pagesThroughout both stories, “TheLordoftheFlies” by William Golding, and “The Phone” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, some characters abuse their power. Although most people abuse power when it is given to them, these characters use it in unique, uncommon ways.
In theLordoftheFlies, the abuse of power is used in several different ways. For example, once Ralph met Piggy, he immediately realized he was “different” and began to call him Piggy, specifically after Piggy said he hated that name. Also, he kept reffering to him by “fat boy” and would tell him to shut up. Ralph would also tease him about his aunt, and his asthma, as did Jack.
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832 words - 3 pagesTheLordoftheFlies is a standard read in American high schools, because ofthe deep philosophical meaning that William Golding, the author, crafted it with. Golding was a philosopher who believed that all humans are evil and only civilization is keeping mankind from descending into savagery. Jean-Jacques Rousseau, however, said that humans had an innate sense of compassion, and goodness. Golding’s novel, TheLordoftheFlies, expertly shows Golding’s view ofthe world and human nature. I, personally, think that Golding’s thoughts on humankind are more correct than Rousseau’s, though I don’t agree with everything that he wrote. Rousseau and Golding have different views of mankind, butVIEW DOCUMENT
1569 words - 6 pages“‘The rules!’ shouted Ralph. ‘You’re breaking the rules!’ ‘Who cares?’ Ralph summoned his wits: ‘Because the rules are the only thing we’ve got!’” (91). In LordoftheFlies, Ralph says this to Jack at one of their assemblies, after having berated the boys for neglecting the shelter building and the signal fires. Ralph’s leadership is built on these rules, and Jack’s breaking of them causes an ideological conflict between them which eventually leads to Ralph’s loss of power among the group. He tries to create a just and orderly society to fulfill their needs and allow them to be rescued, but the boys eventually find Jack’s churlish lethargy and excess to be more desirable. Desirable, asVIEW DOCUMENT
630 words - 3 pagesImagine yourself in one ofthe characters shoes in the novel “Lordoftheflies.” You would see yourself loaded with responsibilities, major decisions, etc. “LordoftheFlies” represents a microcosm of adult society. The island can act as a democratic government, demonstrate knowledge, and each character can demonstrate an aspect of adult society. William Golding was in the Royal Navy during WWII. He creates a smaller image for what’s really happening in the world.
The conch is seen as one ofthe major symbols ofthe novel. The conch can symbolize a democratic government. The conch has brought the boys together, formed their society. The conch has made their rules and regulations. In theVIEW DOCUMENT
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William Golding’s novel LordoftheFlies is an allegorical novel, expressing that in every person, there is a hidden potential to evil. The young boys, who are stranded on an island in William Golding’s novel, become proof of this through symbolism such as the conch, the beast, and the fire. LordoftheFlies shows how easy it was for these boys to go from civilized to savage like, and at times even barbaric creatures. The boys started good, when Ralph who is a symbol for good was the leader, but when evil aka Jack, bribes and deceives the boys with food, he gains power causing Ralph (good), Piggy (reason), Simon (religion, belief) to weaken or die. Therefore the purpose of Golding’sVIEW DOCUMENT
1113 words - 4 pagesRachel LeaoMs. FarrellEnglish III Honors17 October 2013What happens when there is no rules, when boys are left to their own devices, to live, feed and survive on their own? The theme ofLordoftheFlies is described by Golding "As an attempt to trace the defects of society back to the defects of human nature" (E.I. Epstein 1). LordoftheFlies' main theme wasVIEW DOCUMENT
742 words - 3 pagesTheLordoftheFlies novel contains several symbols throughout the story. William Golding used symbols to cultivate themes and emotions; without symbolism the novel would have had a lesser meaning. William Golding contrasted many events with the use of symbolism, making a fire represent both protection and brutality. The three major themes I will be outlining is power, savage human nature, and the need for social order.
The first theme in LordoftheFlies is power. Power was portrayed using the conch shell and spear; the conch shell represented order while the spear represented brutality. The first line where we see power being given is when one ofthe littleun’s shouts “Let him be chiefVIEW DOCUMENT
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Society frees the individual from the tyranny of disorder. When people are working together with rules, chaos does not occur. In LordoftheFlies, the shell signifies society and order. The book begins with Ralph and Piggy blowing the conch to call the other boys together to order and unity. Skinner explains this by people being completely controlled by their environment. The conch is similar to a bell at school where the boys instinctively come after hearing the noise. I agree that people really are controlled by their environment. The choirboys all follow Jack's orders like stopping together and asking permission from him even though they are far from theVIEW DOCUMENT
714 words - 3 pagesIn the following passages, we are exposed to the efforts of Ralph to diminish the segregation ofthe boys, whilst still being in the presence of evil. The skull ofthe beast is a symbol ofthe strong innate evil that still exists on the island amongst the boys and how it patronises Ralph in particular. We are also exposed to the complete loss of social expectations and behavioral manners when we see the deliberate killing of their own tribe, VIEW DOCUMENT
2191 words - 9 pagesLordoftheFlies was published in 1954 by William Golding. Today LordoftheFlies is a well known literary criticism. Many schools require their students to read LordoftheFlies because ofthe literary criticisms in the book. In this paper three themes or literary criticisms are talked about: good vs. evil, symbolism of characters, and maturity of characters.
Another topic in Golding's LordoftheFlies is the battle of good vs. evil. Everything seems to start out just fine on the island; the island seems to be rich with fruit and game and the climate is favorable. The real problem that arises among the boys involves their own inner nature, and emerges from an argument between thoseVIEW DOCUMENT
519 words - 2 pagesLordofthefliesRalph and Jack noticeably sustain different beliefs and appoint different rules within their own territory. The two leaders obtain dissimilar values, and thus live different lives, and lead their groups in their own distinctive ways. After Jack, who represents savagery and a desire for power had stolen piggy's glasses, which left Ralph and he's group angered without their prime source of fire. Hellbound to right a wrong Ralph marched his way to VIEW DOCUMENT
684 words - 3 pagesWilliam Golding and Jean-Jacques Rousseau both have very different beliefs about a man’s naturalistic ability towards others including the society. Rousseau’s view is that a male being is pure, but later ruined by society and its entire entity. Golding’s belief is that a male always has an evil source and/or opening within them and the problem continues to get worse as time evolves. Golding also believes that without a strict series of rules a male being is mentally and naturalistically unstable. Golding displays his belief in his book “LordoftheFlies” as Rousseau displays his belief in various books of his own liking.
Jean Jacques Rousseau was well respected philosopher in the 1700’sVIEW DOCUMENT
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For my third book report I read the book Lordoftheflies. This book takes place at the beginning ofthe last world war. A plane is transporting a group of young schoolboys away from Britain and the plane is shot down. The plane crash lands on a deserted island. Two boys come out ofthe plane and they believe that there are more kids on the island. One boy’s name was Ralph while the other boy was chubby and at school they called him piggy so his nickname stuck with him. He has asthma and he has been wearing glasses or “specs” as the book describes them. They both find a conch on the beach. Piggy teaches Ralph how to blow the conch to try and get attention or to try to findVIEW DOCUMENT
1154 words - 5 pagesLordoftheFliesDo you think a group of young boys is the only effective way to set the scene for violence?The novel LordofFlies by William Golding is different from its counterparts in the sense that for a book that talks of death, destruction and deals with the question of whether human nature isVIEW DOCUMENT
1118 words - 4 pagesPeople are born with certain genes that either make them good or bad; the question is which genes do you have? In LordoftheFlies by William Golding these kids start to thrive on their bad genes because their surroundings are playing a part of how they act. When the boys started to hunt they would like to kill pigs for fun. At one point they thought of it like a sport. Jack one the characters in the book would make fun of piggy for being fat and wearing glasses. This is due because jack has certain genes that already make him not like piggy. Humans are born with genes that determine how they act and what they do. Humans are born with good or evil; There surroundings allow good or evil toVIEW DOCUMENT
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Essay on LordoftheFliesThe novel, LordoftheFlies, was written by William Golding. William Golding was born on September 19, 1911. His literary ambitions began at the young age of seven. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Oxford University in 1935. His novels explore characters and situations. In LordoftheFlies, it is a time of war. A group of English schoolboys are on a plane, when they are attacked and they have to evacuate their aircraft. They find themselves on a remote island, somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, without any adult supervision. A boy named Ralph takes charge and forms a crude society, with a democratic type of government. Then, aVIEW DOCUMENT
825 words - 3 pagesIn LordoftheFlies, a 20th century novel written by William Golding, countless issues are portrayed; however the essential nature of humankind is, perhaps, the most recurring. From the moment we meet the boys after they land on the island, it is obvious that this fundamental issue will play out through the entire length ofthe novel, and, as it progresses, the deeper Golding will delve into mankind’s true nature. Shown through the loss of innocence, social skills, and order, the nature of humankind is showcased in this novel.
The novel begins when a plane, containing seemingly innocent schoolboys, crashes onto an island. The plane was vacating the boys from their country, where a war isVIEW DOCUMENT
591 words - 2 pages Symbols Imagine a bunch of young children's lives changed
by being trapped on a island with no civilization around.
William Golding shows how terrifying it can be in LordOfTheFlies, the novel that brings symbolism above all to the
emotions of all that read it. The symbols that bring out the
meaning the best are the leadership skills, the fire and the
conch. First, are the leadership skills, as are shown in the
book, Ralph has. Ralph in the novel has many ideas,
leadership skills, and has the force he needs to create a
better place and try to get them all home. There are three
major quotes that prove that Ralph has what it takes. This
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566 words - 2 pagesThis novel was very symbolic and also very literal at the same time. "TheLordoftheFlies" can be interpreted in many different ways all depending on the way you would prefer. This novel "TheLordoftheFlies" by William Golding linking the imperfection of society together with the imperfection of human nature.VIEW DOCUMENT
769 words - 3 pages“Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of mans heart and the fall through the air ofthe true, wise friend Piggy’(Golding 202). Peter Brooks movie and Golding’s novel, LordoftheFlies, express the idea of evil in human nature and through the evils we see the boys on the island change over time. Both the movie directed by Peter Brook and the novel written by William Golding demonstrate the defects of human nature through the characters dialogue and actions.
The boys struggle through a corrupt political system. Ralph and Jack stated, “ I thought I might kill.”But you haven’t yet”(Golding 51). Jack is put in a position in which he has to kill but he does not accomplish hisVIEW DOCUMENT
1128 words - 5 pagesBaliga 2Mira BaligaMs. KolbeckWorld Core7 October 2013LordoftheFlies and Philosophy EssayGerman psychologist Erich Fromm once said "The most beautiful as well as the most ugly inclinations of man are not part of a fixed biologically given human nature, but result from the social process which creates man", meaning that good or bad, society makes us who we are in lifeVIEW DOCUMENT
1012 words - 4 pagesFrom LordoftheFlies, there were many things like Conch and Fire that symbolized something. One ofthe most important symbols was the Conch. The Conch, which is a big shell that can be seen at the beach symbolizes many things in theLordoftheFlies. The Conch represents power because it once was able to control the boys with it, and it also symbolizes democracy because of anyone who has their ideas and can speak their thoughts. The Conch represents unity because it was used to call an assembly and was used to put the boys and keep the peace between the boys so nobody would fight with each other. So, the conch is an important symbol in the novel, because it represents power, democracyVIEW DOCUMENT
992 words - 4 pagesWilliam Golding used a lot of symbolism when writing his book TheLordoftheFlies, and the most interesting symbols used are masks. These masks come in many different forms, and by careful study of events throughout Golding’s novel, one discovers their significance. Physical masks are used by many characters such as Jack and Piggy, and they are perhaps the least ambiguous forms found in the book. The idea of a mask encompasses more than just these literal interpretations, however. Metaphorical masks are used in abundance throughout the book. Much can be revealed about the characters based on how or if they chose to wear their masks, and the major theme ofthe book is tied closely to theirVIEW DOCUMENT
727 words - 3 pagesFor this essay, I have been asked to evaluate the characteristic of supremacy in ‘LordoftheFlies’ book and the symbolism of it. A reading ofthe relevant literature suggests that
To start with, in the beginning ofthe movie, a group of school kids were being evacuated by a plane in the midst of a violent war and unfortunately was shot down and crashed in a remote region ofthe Pacific Ocean unexpectedly, near an isolated island. Later on, Ralph and Piggy notice a conch on the beach. Piggy realised that it could be used as a horn and a signal to summon the others. When they were summoned for the first time, the school kids decided to elect someone to be in charge, a leader. They choseVIEW DOCUMENT
970 words - 4 pagesGood Verses Evil - Symbols of Power in 'LordoftheFlies'Mr. Salecich and Ms. EsslickBy Liam NobleWilliam Golding's novel, "LordofTheFlies' demonstrates the theme of power, the use of power, and the abuse of power. In the novel, Golding creates a 'child utopiaVIEW DOCUMENT
1316 words - 5 pages In the book LordoftheFlies, at the end ofthe book, it said that “Ralph wept for the end of
innocence, the darkness of man’s heart, and the fall through the air of a true, wise friend called
Piggy”. This quote is very important and tells us the theme of this nasty novel. TheLordoftheFlies is an allegorical novel and it is about schoolboys (aged thirteen and under) who was stranded on an
island without adult supervision. At first, they were happy because they were free from adult
supervision and knew they could anything. So, they decided to form a government, but soon the
kids mutinied against the leader and later nihilism and terror ruled. Anyway, many reader pondersVIEW DOCUMENT
1525 words - 6 pagesThere are many elements determining how people conduct themselves in their everyday lives. From the day we are born, we are influenced simply by how those around us act - parents, teachers, peers alike. We are given boundaries and are soon restrained if we push them too much. As children our caregivers teach us how to behave; as adults laws and order keep us civilised.
‘LordoftheFlies’ by William Golding describes the disintegration of civilisation without the influence of society and law.
Set in the midst of World War Two, the novel concerns a group of young boys being evacuated. However, when the plane transporting them crashes onto a deserted tropical island, the boys are forced toVIEW DOCUMENT
923 words - 4 pagesThe book, LordoftheFlies, by William Golding, is a book full of symbolism. The biggest symbol is the entire island itself. This island and everything connected with this island is a symbol ofthe world in which we live today. The characters are symbolic of certain groups of people in our society, their actions are comparable to theVIEW DOCUMENT