Comparing Lord Of The Flies And To Kill A Mockingbird

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Lord of the Flies vs To Kill a Mockingbird In Lord of the Flies, British schoolboys are stranded on a tropical island. In an attempt to recreate the civilization they left behind, they nominate Ralph as their leader, with the smart and rational Piggy by his side. But Jack wants to lead, too, and one-by-one, he lures the boys from reason and humanity to savagery and a survival and inhuman state; they become the hunters. In Lord of the Flies, William Golding gives us a glimpse of the savagery that controls even the most civilized human beings. In To Kill a Mockingbird, author Harper Lee uses interesting characters to explore civil rights and racism in the segregated Southern United States of the 1930s. Narrated by Scout Finch, you learn about her father Atticus Finch, an attorney who hopelessly fights to prove the innocence of a black man wrongly accused of rape; and about Boo Radley, a mysterious neighbour who saves Scout and her brother Jem from being killed. Lord of the Flies and To Kill a Mockingbird are still relevant today, the events and themes are still reflected in today's society such as scapegoating; blaming a person for the wrongdoings, mistakes, or faults of others, especially for reasons of practicality. Piggy, Simon and the beast are examples of scapegoats in Lord of the Flies and Tom Robinson and Boo Radley are scapegoats in To Kill a Mockingbird. In the novel Lord of the Flies the characters such as Piggy, Simon and the beast are blamed for the

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