Animal Farm And The Lord Of The Flies Essay

1293 Words Jun 6th, 2016 6 Pages
Though Animal Farm and the Lord of the Flies are two different novels that display different plots and characters, Animal Farm written by George Orwell and the Lord of the Flies written by William Golding, both share similarities. Animal Farm, a novel about farm animals envisioning and trying to create their idea of a fair and just society is similar to how the children in the Lord of the Flies attempts to recreate the society that civilization comforted them with. Through both novels, a similar topic can be seen which is the evident and overpowering nature of man’s unconscious desire to follow a lower and darker path of mankind’s potential, even though neither of the books portrayed a true ‘man’. Through both novels, this can be seen in the children in the Lord of the Flies and the farm animals in Animal Farm as both ‘parties’ start off with good intentions and ideals. As time passes, their decisions to do good things begin to become less and less frequent. This shows the evident similarity between the two novels of the Lord of the Flies and Animal Farm in which portrays “man’s” unconscious desire to follow a lower and darker path – beginning with the sense of justice and order, slowly turning into a sense of superiority, then falling into the natural order of the world – chaos.
In The Lord of the Flies, the first event to occur that relates to Animal Farm is the gathering and organization of a type of structural hierarchy that ensures order and obedience in which Jack…

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