Lord Of The Flies By William Golding Essay

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World War Two is not a good time to look back at. Battles, guns, blood, death and sadness were all part of this war. Hitler, a notorious leader, and Franklin D. Roosevelt, the president at the time have many connections to Lord of the Flies by William Golding. Golding uses his experiences in the war to sculpt this beautiful allegory of WWII. In the book, a group of boys that were about school age were stranded on an island after a tragic plane crash. Ralph, the oldest and best looking, was chosen as leader but then the group split up. Ralph was a very democratic leader and Jack, the second oldest, thought that Ralph was not getting anything done as leader so he made a new group that was more orderly. Jack had a lot of power in his group so it was kind of like a dictatorship.The novel, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, is a marvelous social commentary of WWII, where Ralph represents Roosevelt because of his democratic nature, and Jack represents Hitler because of his more dictatorial and powerful nature.
Throughout the war, Hitler maintained his anti-Semitism by warding off any opposition and took advantage of his position of chancellor. Hitler’s hatred for Jews started way back when he lived in Austria where the Jews were very poor and were bringing the socialist economy down. In fact, “in 1941, Hitler ordered the ‘final solution’ to what he and his followers called the ‘Jewish problem’. The mass killing of European Jews”(“Hitler, Adolf’”). This quote shows how Hitler…

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