Similarities And Differences Between Animal Farm And Lord Of The Flies

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There are many similarities between the story of Animal Farm written by George Orwell and Lord of the Flies written by William Golding. Along with the similarities there are a few differences that support the theme of “Your beliefs will define you and will put you into a class”. The novels include different plot lines through the controversies of the democratic society. The similarities include that classes are identified throughout each story, and . One of the differences includes the duration of the violence in each plot line.

In the novel Animal Farm, classes are identified which allows the society to be ran the way it is by people with certain beliefs. Within the farm they attempt to destroy the classes. At the beginning of the
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“Ralph sat on a fallen trunk, his left side to the sun. On his right were most of the choir; on his left were the larger boys who had not known each other before the evacuation; before him small children squatted in the grass” (pg. 30). After the boys had such a horrible experience of the plane crash which landed them on the island, they identified themselves with classes as they combined with the rest of the boys. When the boys first began their journey on the island, Ralph and Piggy were fooling around and spotted something shiny in the ocean water. “Ralph had stopped smiling and was pointing into the lagoon. Something creamy lay along the ferry weeds. ‘A stone’ ‘No. A shell’” (pg. 10). Ralph takes possession of the conch and identifies it as an object to call meetings with. This is the beginning of the democracy on the island in Lord of the Flies. The littluns shouted in different beliefs as well. “Seems to me we ought to have a chief to decide things.” “A chief! A chief!” (pg. 18). After the idea of choosing a leader Jack felt as though he would be the best because of his desire, age, and skill. “I ought to be chief” (pg. 18). The littluns along with the others on the island voted Ralph to be given power as chief, “Now I say this and make it a rule, because I’m chief. We won’t have fire anywhere on the mountain. Ever.” (pg. 87). Ralph constantly showed he knew what was best for the group. Through their actions they find they don’t always agree with everyone’s beliefs. “It’s time some people knew they’ve got to keep quiet and leave deciding things for the rest of us-” (pg. 111). A turning point in the novel is when Ralph wanted to give everybody on the island equal power and believed the fire was the most important thing because it was a long term plan for help. Jack was jealous of the power of Ralph and disagrees with his

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