William Golding 's Lord Of The Flies Essay example

1112 Words May 11th, 2016 null Page
Lord of the Flies by William Golding is classic loss of innocence novel that has been taught in schools for decades, and will continue to be taught for years to come. A group of young boys crash land on an island with no supervision and are stranded there will little hope of being found or rescued. In the book, William Golding uses a dangerous island setting, rich symbolism, and a overall extended metaphor to relate the defects of society back to the defects of human nature. The island is the first part of the book and a very important one. The island is used to symbolize the world and the boys are stuck on it. It is just like the people of earth. We are stuck here for the near future and right now there are no plans of leaving it. Those boys are on this island in the middle of nowhere with almost no chance of rescue. That means they are also stuck with each other. They are going to have to work together to survive and have good relations if they want to survive. If they weren 't stuck on an island they may have perished by splitting up and leaving each other but since they were on the island some died because of each other. The island is not only a symbol itself, but its features are some of the rich symbolism Golding uses. The scar caused by the plane in the crash landing represent the destruction mankind causes with its wars and lack of care with the world. The scar is a gash right down the middle of the island and reminds the boys of the destruction to the island but…

Related Documents