Analysis Of ' Lord Of The Flies ' And ' Hunger Games ' By Suzanne Collins

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The concept of civil culture is one often glorified within society, yet its power depends wholly on the ethical nature of those who uphold it. The novels, 'Lord of The Flies ' by William Golding and 'The Hunger Games ' by Suzanne Collins, demonstrate this prospect as through the narrative techniques of characterisation, plot, setting and style, they exemplify the moral decline of man under pressure to survive, ultimately resulting in savagery.

Characterisation plays a major role in both texts as each character serves as a representation humanity and the faults within it. Throughout 'Lord of the Flies ' there is a developing inequality among the characters as social order is established based on the strength and ability of each. Consequently the weakest of those characters are placed at the mercy of the strongest, in essence giving them the power that motivates their transformation from well-mannered British boys to unrestrained savages. Likewise inequality is demonstrated to the same extent within the 'Hunger Games ' as the weaker, less experienced tributes are hunted by the 'Careers ', a pack of brutal children who become natural and effective killers.

Throughout both novels, the characters place great significance on appearance, as how they are perceived by others factors into their survival. In 'The Hunger Games ' a certain appearance wins the support of sponsors, who may well mean the difference between life and death, 'If you appeal to the crowd,…

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