Hope And Destruction In Lord Of The Flies, By William Golding

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Fire is a primitive technology that throughout its long connection with humanity has come to represent both hope and destruction. Lord of the Flies is a book that follows a group of civilized English schoolboys who experience these two extremes as they struggle to survive on an uninhabited island, eventually descending into savagery. The author, William Golding served as a naval officer in World War 2, no doubt creating the pessimistic view of mankind expressed Lord of the Flies.
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