Political Ideologies in “Lord of the Flies”


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Political Ideologies in "Lord of the Flies"
The Lord of the Flies represents Golding’s attempt to expose the defects he saw inherent in human nature by placing children in a community uninhabited by adult supervision to depict how people act in an environment with no rules, no supervision and no apparent consequence of action. These children are portrayed as innocent and naïve to prove that it is in fact human nature that is defective as opposed to society as the children are let loose to make their own decisions without external influence. Some characters, such as Ralph, try to convince everyone to work together for the common good of all. In contrast, Jack and the other hunters represent the selfish nature of humans who are consumed with...
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..... of the boys and further loses its strength when Piggy is killed as he was the one who instilled the use of the conch initially.
The purpose of the novel is to observe the parallel between the being in safe and structured civilized environment versus the terror and fear of being abandoned within a group where there is no safety, protection or sense or order. Civilization represents protection. Lord of the Flies predicts what might happen without that security and structure even in a civilized group. The violence in Lord of the Flies is written off by one adult as the boys were just playing “fun and games” (Golding 183). The real question is, were they?
Works Cited
Golding, William. Lord of the Flies. New York: Putnam Publishing Group, 1954.