Lord Of The Flies By William Golding

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In the novel Lord of The Flies by William Golding, the characters Ralph, Piggy, and Jack represent important World War II leaders Franklin Roosevelt, Adolf Hitler, and Winston Churchill. Golding, who had served in World War II, was well aware of the savagery created, and used it to base his book on. Ralph represents Franklin Roosevelt , Jack represents Adolf Hitler, and Piggy represents Winston Churchill. Ralph being of the novel’s main protagonist is important in the outcome of the story because of his views like President Franklin Roosevelt, focus on keeping civilized during the hard times.
Franklin Roosevelt was looked up to by many because of his civil views and great leadership.One of his first major obstacles to overcome was the
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He started up, then changed his mind and sat down again while the air rang. Ralph looked at him, eager to offer something.”’ ( Golding 23)
Ralph much like Franklin Roosevelt, was elected leader through the majority of the vote. The people liked him and were happy for him to lead them. Even though he was in charge he offered Jack something to try and make him feel better.Roosevelt was also all about the people and making everyone happy by helping the people get out of the depression and winning a World War.. Ralph used the conch that he had found for a symbol of power and authority, as Roosevelt had used his presidency for authority and maintaining order. That is why Ralph reflects the views and morals of Roosevelt. One of the the most known leaders of World War II ,and not for good reason was Adolf Hitler.
Adolf was the leader of Nazi Germany, and was a very cruel and savage man. “Adolf Hitler was the dictator or absolute ruler of Germany from 1934 to 1945 and leader of the nationalist socialist German workers’ party. He took advantage of Germany’s economic hardships and the bitterness of its citizens after World War I to attract followers, eventually taking complete control of the country.” (“Hitler”) Hitler was able to take control by using violence and brainwashing his people into following him. He was able to blame all the madness on others and made his people believe
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