Lord of the Flies Gender Roles Essay An island set afire and two murdered boys are both incidents connected to a presumed beast referred to as the Lord of the Flies. Who lives on this island, men or children? Men in society are expected to be civilized, mature, and mentally and physically stable. In Lord of the Flies by William Golding, the boys on the island start out as men, then defy society’s expectations and become irresponsible and savage children. On the island being a man is a weakness.
Lord of the Flies William Golding sees the world as a place where evil and savagery takes over in all of us when we face certain obstacles. This essay portrays examples from Lord of the Flies that support this view. William Golding experienced many hardships in his lifetime that led to his writing of this novel. Some of these experiences included his participation in the Second World War, and teaching at Bishop Wordsworth’s School. These two events led Golding to feel and see
Some people believe that mankind is inherently good until they are exposed to evil things. Other people believe that mankind is born evil. William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, suggest that the latter is true. In Lord of the Flies, written in 1954, a plane was shot down over war territory. This resulted in children from ages six to twelve to be stranded on an island with no adults. The children begin to loose their civilized way, soon children are murdering other children and any glimpse of civilization