Essay about How Lord of the Flies Relates to the Real World?

925 Words Jun 15th, 2010 4 Pages
Lord of the Flies by William Golding is a classic novel that is known as one of the greatest pieces of literature and has been for decades, because of how it relates to people and events that have happened. As the island is a microcosm of the world, the book mirrors what’s going on in the real world. The main themes of the book are Good Vs. Evil, Civilization Vs. Savagery, Power and Survival, which can easily be related to by most people - both now, when the book was written and probably also in the future.

Personally, the book taught me a lot about how people deal with situations when under pressure, people’s need for power and how easy it really if for a war to break out and I found that in my mind I could easily link what was going
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Piggy’s death was also a lot like an event that happened Korea, where a North Korean soldier killed a South Korean tourist at Mt. Keumgang, a popular mountain resort. Both deaths were completely unnecessary and neither of them had a good reason behind it.

In conclusion I think that Lord of the Flies relates to the world in many ways, as different characters and events in the book are similar to ones that have really happened. The links between the fictional and non-fictional events are apparent and because of it Golding managed to add a lot more depth to the book. Before I really analyzed the book, it seemed like a story about a group of boys stuck on an island, but when I took the time to look at it, I found there was much more to the story and it made me realize a lot about human nature that I hadn’t seen

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