Lord of the FLies by William Golding

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Lord of the Flies written by William Golding is a dramatic dystopian novel, which presents the theme of the “darkness of man’s heart”. During the midst of the war a group of young boys are stranded on an uninhabited island, with no adults, after their plane crashes. Their journey to civilized order commences by voting for the leader, which Ralph, representing the common good, is chosen and not Jack, the one in desire for absolute power. Furthermore, they are each given responsibilities, but Jack influences the rest of the boys to share the task of hunting. Along the novel, the intellectual and vulnerable Piggy frequently recites his aunt, showing the only adult and female voice among the group. Numerous crisis between democracy, dictatorship, civilization and savagery causes chaos to their society. From the novel, Golding proves that ignorance to the potential of evil will subsequently have dire consequences for all. This is evident from the progressive examples whereupon Simon and Piggy die and where Ralph is pursued for death. Primarily, Simon is a unique character because of his impartial opinions and his uncanny bond with nature. Unfortunately, he gets man slaughtered. This tragic consequence manifests when the hunters chose to offer a pig’s head to the beast as a “gift”. Simon comes face to face with the sow’s head and gives it the title, “Lord of the Flies”. He hallucinates that it’s alive, but in reality, it’s his own thoughts speaking to himself. The “Lord of the
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