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  • Most Intelligent Boy On The Island
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    I have chosen The Lord of the Flies and The Withered Arm because they are similar even though they were written in different time periods. Lord of the Flies was written in the 20th century and the Withered arm was written in the 19th century. Lord of the flies by William Golding The title signifies Death, devil (Beelzebub). The Withered arm by Thomas Hardy The title signifies decay or decline. Settings: The withered arm is set in the 19th century on a farm. This is in Angle bury. The story start...
  • Boys Against Ralph
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    Select one chapter from Lord of the Flies and assess its importance to the novel as a whole. ' Lord of the Flies' is about what happens to a group of schoolboys when they are abandoned on an island following a plane crash. Chapter eight 'Gift for the Darkness' has much significance in the novel, as it is here that Simon converses with 'The Lord of the Flies'. Jack separates himself from Ralph's group, showing that Jack has now been consumed by evil. The signal fire is moved and now there are two...
  • Golding's Reality Fiction
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    Golding's Reality Fiction or fact A recurring theme in William Golding's novel, Lord of the Flies, is that man savage at heart, always ultimately reverting back to evil and a primitive nature. Golding believes that man has no control over his own destiny because of fear. Golding uses properties of setting, characters, and their behavior and the events of the book, Lord of the Flies, to build and support his vision of reality. William Golding was born in Great Britain in 1911 and throughout his w...
  • Human Nature William Golding
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    Human Nature William Golding wrote two famous works, Lord of the Flies, and "Why Boys Become Vicious". He was awarded the Pullet Surprise for Lord of the flies. They also made this book into two different movies. William Golding's view of human nature is mankind is naturally evil, everyone is born that way. The book Lord of the Flies is a story about a group of young boys stranded on a dissert ed island. They have power struggles, and eventually break up into two different groups, the savages, a...
  • Jack And Ralph
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    When anyone thinks of the word "evil" they do not think it is within themselves. In reality, without a structured and well-followed society, people are apt to follow their own corrupt desires and neglect the thought of consequence. In the allegory, Lord of the Flies, William Golding reveals that man's selfishness and sinful nature will be unmasked when the structure of a society deteriorates. As the story opens, the boys are stranded on the island without any type of authority and must fend for ...
  • Boys About Beast
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    Since the days of Adam, Eve and the serpent, society has had traces of evil even in the most perfect people. Today society is mounted with problem upon problem; essentially this supports the fact that man is inherently evil, as man's evil is what causes the problems. The novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding presents a group of British boys beached on a tropical deserted island to illustrate the malicious nature of mankind. Lord of the Flies deals with the changes the boys undergo as they g...
  • Symbol In Lord Of The Flies
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    "What are you doing out here all alone? Aren't you afraid of me?" asks a pig's head on a stick, covered in flies. But it's more that, it's an entity, which is hidden within the depths of the book, concealed for the reader to discover. The book Lord of the Flies by William Golding contains symbolism all throughout the text, each symbol to be interpreted in its own way. The main symbol in Lord of the Flies is quite obviously, the Lord of the Flies, which as aforementioned, is a pig's head on a sti...
  • Good And Evil
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    The difference in the way humans perceive things is apart of mankind. Golding believes evil is an inborn characteristic. Are people born evil or is it just human nature to do "wrong" or "bad" things simply to survive? Golding's pessimism about human nature would suggest people are all naturally evil in one way or another. When innocent boys are set on an island without any adult supervision, are they going to do the "good" or the "bad" things? There actions simply are neither good nor evil; thei...
  • Every Other Boy In Different Ways
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    "LORD OF THE FLYS" ESSAY The book, Lord of the Flys, can be interpreted in many different ways. Depending on the point of view of the reader, William Golding has opinions on man and society. Golding is inaccurate for making the assumption that all people are born with evil within them and are not affected by their surroundings. In the book, the author uses a being called "the beast" to simulate the fear and evil people have inside. The boys on the island apparently see a beast in the forest, whi...
  • Boys On The Island
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    THE BEAST Throughout the novel Lord Of The Flies, the boys on the island are constantly faced with various fears. However there is nothing on the island which they fear more than the beast. In Lord Of The Flies, the theme of the beast is extremely important. The beast represents the way in which man will try to convince himself that there is no evil inside of him by making someone or something else seem to be the cause for the evil. There are many examples of evidence to support this throughout ...
  • Ralph Sides With Simon And Piggy
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    Intransigence One of the most important messages conveyed in William Golding's Lord of the Flies deals with the nature of society. In his book Golding portrays people as inherently evil, a view contrary to most modern beliefs. Golding, unlike others who hold this dismal, view goes to the extreme and through his book shows humanity as a force that purges any elements of good from within itself, allowing only the evil to survive. In Lord of the Flies Golding demonstrates that the ever sought balan...
  • Most Dangerous Game Mr Rainsford
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    "And something had come to life It was a kind of shadow, a poisonous blackness filled with bewildered loathing. something hateful and unspeakable in the souls of men". An apparent introduction is made in the three works, The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell, The Child by Tiger by Thomas Wolfe, and The Destructors by Graham Greene; the unwelcome but necessary introduction to the sinful nature of mankind, to evil without limits, and without cause. When confronted with the presence of evil ar...
  • Evil In Lord Of Flies
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    LORD OF THE FLIES / RITE OF PASSAGE Section 1-Theme Lord of the flies, written by William Golding, is a suspenseful and entertaining novel that relates a lot with the book that I've read called Rite of Passage by Richard Wright. Both of their contents compare to each other in many cases. On keeping with several of Wrights black hero's, Johnny is jolted out of his innocence into the stark realization of the world as a hostile place, when he escapes from home, and is on his own. This theme in the ...
  • Clear Pattern Of Change Throughout The Novel
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    In the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding, structure is used to show a clear pattern of change, through both the events in the story and the characters. This effectively conveys the theme of man's inherent evil and builds tension in the plot to In the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding, structure is used to show a clear pattern of change, through both the events in the story and the characters. This effectively conveys the theme of man's inherent evil and builds tension in the pl...

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