Allusions In True Human Nature

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Isabelle Nguyen William Goulding’s graphic, transfixing novel “The Lord of the Flies,” juxtaposes the central theme of “True Human Nature” by applying multiple allusions to the Christian faith through vivid and detailed characterization. A surrounding theme that presents itself throughout the novel is the conflict that the boy’s face between their human impulse to savagery while on a desolate island, and the rules of ordered civilization made to dictate their behavior. Similar to the Garden of Eden, the island that the boys are stuck on is full of sweet fruit, has island weather, and has paradisal scenery. In the beginning of the novel, Ralph emanates the Christian theme is when he removes his clothing after the plane has crashed and

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