Lord Of The Flies Critical Analysis

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Even though a lot of people consider William Golding a great British novelist and author, he has also written novels which illustrate a variety of life themes. William Golding served in the British Navy during World War ll, understanding that a human being can be shaped by civilization, or even savagery. At the beginning, a plane transporting British boys is shot down, the boys exit the wreckage of the plane and understand that they are on a deserted island, far from society. Even though Lord of the Flies is fifty-three years old, the book is closely related to real life, which transforms the novel into a more influential one. It is a book which has been extensively taught in Anglo-Saxon school curriculums. This is the 8th most challenged and prohibited book according to the American Library Association. Sources have expressed that the book…show more content…
Specifically, he expresses that when people aren’t monitored by authority, they will expose their evil uncontrolled qualities which contradict society’s code of conduct. When the children stumble on the island, they intent to conserve society’s principles, but aren’t able to maintain decorum. Therefore, they descend into primitiveness. Since reading the book, I thoughtfully understand that “it’s only us” when we are uncontrolled and not monitored. For instance, if my mom and dad wouldn’t set any behavioral expectations for me, I would do anything. I will think that everything is admissible, which is not the case in modern society. I will regret once I realize that this is the “taboo of my old life.” Golding eloquently addresses Hobb´s idea of a State of Nature which can be related to anarchist states, which don't have a government which applies the law. From a wider perspective, Golding wanted to demonstrate that if the state didn’t apply any laws and harsh punishments, people would be acting the way they would in a state of

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