Ellen Foster, Lord Of The Flies, And To Kill A Mockingbird : Literary Analysis

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Over the summer I was exposed to a new and adventurous side of literature. From a plane crash and savagery, to racial issues, and child suffrage, it honestly widened my view on life's hardships. Reading Ellen Foster, Lord of the Flies, and To Kill a Mockingbird truly stretched my imagination. Each book had their own twists and turns, but I believe they all linked in amazing ways. One way all three novels connected in my opinion, would be how tenacious kids are when they are required to overcome adversity. In Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, there is a plane crash which abandoned a large amount of boys with no parental guidance on an island stranded with no food, water, or an easily accessible shelter. The boys struggled to survive through the whole book and ended up turning on each other because of a disagreement of what is more important, a signal fire or hunting. A quote from this book reads, "'Kill the pig! Cut his throat! Kill the pig! Bash him in!'" (Golding page. 104). This quote displays what Jack believes is the right path for the boys surviving on the island. Ralph on the other hand, had a different approach of obtaining order. This quote explains just that, "'We've got to have rules and obey them. After all, we're not savages. We're English, and the English are best at everything.'" (Golding page. 40). All being under the age of sixteen, they shouldn't be obligated to deal with this kind of situation. They are obviously not responsible enough to survive on

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