Lord Of The Flies And Animal Farm Comparative Analysis

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Savagery restricted in society in Lord of the Flies: annotated bibliography Gulbin, Suzanne. “Parallels and Contrasts in “Lord of the Flies” and “Animal Farm.”” The English Journal, Vol. 55, No. 1, Jan.1966, pp. 86-88+92. The fundamental objective of this scholarly article is to compare and contrast the two controversial novels Animal farm and Golding’s Lord of the Flies. When writing this piece the author had several points, such as how the two books reflect society, how each book has a specific incident that results in the breakdown of the established order, dissension between the protagonist and antagonist, and four more strong compelling ties between the stories. However, for my research only one comparison was useful to my point and that would be how in both stories there is a transformation between humans and savages. When writing this comparison the author discusses civilization’s role in this process. She claims that in Lord of the Flies Golding creates the idea that every man is part savage and that savagery is concealed only by the barrier of civilization and sociological norms. The author also presents the idea that these restrictions society implement are very fragile, stating that it only takes a couple of people to revert back to savagery to turn a group of people into animals. This is shown by the pig’s head that was mutilated by flies, which symbolizes the evil and degenerate in man and particular in Jack, who as a pig or savage, becomes lord of nothing

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