William Golding 's Lord Of The Flies Essay

1381 Words May 9th, 2016 6 Pages
During World War II, Bristol, England had many shipped city children to the country in the hopes of keeping them safe from the bombing raids. After the traumatic events during World War II, many of the children develop changed personalities. For example, William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, starts with a group of English boys isolated on an island due to their plane crash away from the bombing raids. Ralph, the main character, leads the group of boys to become a civilized society. However, the group of children fall apart as Jack, leader of the opposing side, divide the boys and explores the wilderness without the limitations of civilized standards. Based on the analyses of irony, characterization, and symbolism, Golding expresses the theme of how humans are naturally savages and how every human can have evil within them. Irony is expressed throughout the story of how humans are naturally savages. As Jack is first seen in the story, he claims to survive and help all the boys in hope of being rescued. As the plot progresses, irony is portrayed when Jack uses his survival skills to verociously gain power over the others. The boys adapt into being a settled society and establish civilization on the deserted island. Jack, at first, agrees with Ralph on settling law and order among the group. Jack complies, “‘I agree with Ralph. We’ve got to have rules and obey them. After all, we’re not savages. We’re English, and the English are the best at everything. So we’ve got to do the…

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