Is Lord Of The Flies Still Relevant Analysis

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Composers of classical texts convey themes that are still relevant in today’s society through characterisation, the setting, and the plot. These points are evident in George Orwell’s Animal Farm, and William Golding’s Lord of the Flies. Firstly, through the use of characterisation, themes that are still relevant in today’s society are clearly conveyed. In Animal Farm, we see the characterisation of the character Napoleon have a major effect on the novel. Through the theme of Power Corrupts, Napoleon changes significantly from the start of the novel where they are strongly against humans but living a normal life, to where we see him almost living like a human at the end, having caused corruption within the farm. Corruption also occurs when…show more content…
We see this use of setting in Animal Farm, and in Lord of the Flies. In both of the novels, the story is set in isolated places. In Animal Farm the farm is an isolated location from the activity occurring around them in society. In Lord of the Flies it is set on an island in the middle of the ocean. These setting locations in both books help us to better realise themes such as, Separation from Normal Society, and Utopia. In the novel, Lord of the Flies, the children may think that this isolated location is a Utopia as they are free from rules and parents, but they don’t realise how their interpretation of a Utopia is very different to reality. We see their idea of this through the quote “Aren’t there any grownups at all?” by Ralph. This makes him have the ambition of a Utopia, through this open question. This once again relates back to how the setting can convey themes. We also see in Animal Farm, this idea through the quote “Man is the only real enemy we have. Remove Man from the scene, and the root cause of hunger and overwork is abolished forever.” This shows that the animals want isolation from the humans as they think it will be their version of a Utopia, although they do not think about the consequences of being in a isolated setting. We can see how the setting helps convey relevant…show more content…
Animal Farm’s plot is to all about telling previous events in history in a friendlier and easily understandable way. George Orwell’s novel is representing the Soviet Union and what occurred during the time of it. In a similar way, William Golding is trying to show what occurred in the Cold War through Lord of the Flies. These events that occur in the plots of both the novels help to represent themes such as totalitarianism. We see within the plots of both stories that there are people that try to take control of every aspect of ones life. These characters are Napoleon in Animal Farm, and Jack in Lord of the Flies. Napoleon represents Stalin from the Soviet Union, who likewise tried to make his government totalitarianism. In Animal Farm this plot is represented through the quote of “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” This contradictory quote re-enforces the fact that the plot conveys relevant themes like totalitarianism, where the leader makes the rules and controls every aspect. In Lord of the Flies we see how its plot relates to totalitarianism as well through Jack. We see how Golding makes the plot relevant to the communism during the time of the cold war. This is so that the relevant themes are conveyed easily with the use of the plot. This is shown in the quote "I ought to be chief," said Jack with simple arrogance, "because

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