Analyzing William Golding's 'Lord of the Flies' in the Context of Middle East Governing

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"Lord of the Flies" in the context of Middle East governing The fact that William Golding's 1954 novel "Lord of the Flies" can be interpreted in a series of ways makes it possible for numerous people to be able to identify with some of the characters in the text. The novel is largely meant to stand as a metaphor concerning modern politics and the strategies that some governments use with the purpose of putting across their authority. The boys try to create a government by mimicking behavior that they observed in adults through the years because they think that this would assist them in achieving their goals. One can find a lot of parallels between governments in the Middle East and the 'political' situation in "Lord of the Flies" when considering that many of the former are also focused on finding a solid and effective government. The Arab spring has generated much controversy as a result of demonstrating that countries that were apparently peaceful were actually determined to remove their governments and install a new ideology that would be compassionate with regard to its people. Some nations actually went as far as to put oppressors down and to bring reform throughout their countries. However, it rapidly became clear that peace was far away when considering that new leaders were unable to satisfy people's needs and that the masses wanted to be provided with more power. Conditions are somewhat similar to the situation in "Lord of the Flies". The boys initially wanted

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