Lord The Flies Postmodernism Analysis

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I have been reading the book Lord The Flies, by the author named William Golding. The book was given out in 1954, which leads us into the literary period of Postmodernism. The most common trait for this period is the very increasing diversity between the different novels written. In the earlier periods, the authors wanted to be fairly grounded, concrete and structured; but now they wanted more of the abstract and unrealistic plots, and often with paradoxes of various kinds. It is also said that authors of the Postmodern period after World War II very often saw the world as troubled and fragmented, like it was on the edge of disaster. Many of the writers were also suffering from psychological problems, such as paranoia. The book is about …show more content…
The setting in the novel is constantly kept on the island, and because the entire plot is based on the survival of the children on the island I would say that the setting is very important. How the setting is described by Golding is also very illustrating in my mind, what I mean is that I can very clearly see before my eyes how it looks, smells and how it feels on the island.
“Now the sunlight had lifted clear of the open space and withdrawn from the sky. Darkness poured out, submerging the ways between the trees till they were dim and strange as the bottom of the sea.” (-P. 61) The atmosphere is very vivid and scaring I would say, the plot gets rather frightening as the story develops. I read certain chapters with a pounding heart beat, that is rest assured. You can also say that yes, the setting is quite typical for the postmodern literature. Because the writers often used unrealistic plots to keep the reader interested, and also to use mind-blowing games in their literature. I can relate the Lord Of The Flies to all of these criteriums so to say, it is not very realistic for so many children to get stranded on an island and start to basically gamble for their lives in order to later get rescued by an officer. People wanted writers to use their imagination, so that is what they

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