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Lord Of The Flies And Heart Of Darkness Comparison

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Elizabeth Antony Mrs. Larson AP Language and Composition 10/4/2017 Lord of the Flies and Heart of Darkness Synthesis Essay Lord of the Flies and Heart of Darkness are exceptionally well written novels that teach the readers how to live life. The novels portray how a society depends on the ethical nature of an individual rather than on a political system. Both novels explored the idea of darkness in humans that caused by having desire of power and savagery within society. Conard and Golding believed that if a man is kept isolated from a civilization for long time they would be tempted by evil which leads them into iniquitous conflicts. The dark tone left a negative impact on the characters but, the situation they were in explains their actions. Although human thoughts can be potentially wicked and vicious, the prominent qualities of having moral values and realization demonstrated by different characters prove that human nature is truly good. In Lord of the Flies, Golding uses the idea of having moral values to comfort the readers to portray that the boys will use the knowledge they have been gained from their life experiences to form a society. Despite of their age, the boys faced situations that was hard to handle. When we think how would bunch of young boys survive in an island by themselves? We would think that they would do whatever they want but instead the boys decided to make rules. “We've got to have rules and obey them. After all, we are not savages. We're
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