Lord Of The Flies Critical Analysis

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What happens when people are separated from society? Some may think that the situation would be fun and exciting since no laws holding them back. Others believe that the circumstance would be chaotic and have catastrophic results. William Golding, believed in the latter point of view and expresses this opinion in Lord of the Flies. Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies, is the story of a group of young boys who are stranded on an island with no adults after their plane crashed. The boys boys must now establish a government and rules. Some of the boys also try to find help in order to get off the island, while others are enjoying being all on their own. Although this seems like a fun adventure, it is much more than that. In his critical review, E.L. Epstein states that Lord of the Flies has “all of the characteristically twentieth-century methods of analysis of the human being and human society and used this unified knowledge to comment on a ‘test situation.’” The test situation Epstein mentions shows how evil human beings can be. In his novel, Golding demonstrates how humans act and behave once they are removed from civilization, and the results are pessimistic. In Lord of the Flies, William Golding believes that all humans are born with a natural evil and society prevents them from acting on this instinct.
Golding advances his idea of innate evil in Lord of the Flies through the use of archetypes. In the beginning of the novel, Piggy and Ralph find each other soon after the

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