Politics In Lord Of The Flies Essay

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One might ask in what environment is a political government present and functionable and might realize that in any functional society, politics and orders are necessary and are always present. During the World Wars or even in the modern day world, the failure to carry out the best government present can lead to savage events, such as war. In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, it revolves around a group of English boys strangled on a deserted island desperate for rescued. As the story unfolds, the reader will see how due to the lack of order, the once so-called paradise turns into a battlefield where individuals struggles for survival will eventually turn into blood-lusting creatures. In the novel, Golding represents real world political…show more content…
The story is set during World War Ⅱ, where life survival was a struggle due to the bloody war, allows the reader to have a direct comparison between the conflicts of the adult world and the island because both has a political problem caused by fear. As personalities of each character unravel, more and more connections can be made with the political history, for example in both group, a tyrannic and blood-lusting leader was present. Jack’s action represents Hitler’s as he, “ snatched one of the few spears...and poke Sam in the ribs… ‘ What d'you mean by coming with spears? What d’you mean by not joining my tribe?’”( 182). In this case, Golding is making a connection with the setting to the reality of the outside world. Golding makes a comparison between the two by relating the cause of the two war. Both in the real life and on the island, the political revolt was due to a tyrannical and violent ruler, Hitler, and when Jack acts this way supports Golding’s claim. When Jack snatched a spear and accused Sam of bringing a spear to his territory, he represents the need of feeling superior is important and the feeling of violation is not tolerable. Like Hitler, Jack gains power through violence. As the story unfolds, many events such as this continues to suggest to the readers the political aspect of the
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