Essay about How the Second World War Reflects in Lord of the Flies

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The date is 1954, just a few years after the end of World War Two, the great war still fresh and painful in the eyes of those living; on bookshelves stands the published novel by William Golding titled Lord of the Flies. This novel was written to tell the tale of a group of young boys stranded on an island after their plane crashes sometime after their departure of their evacuation for precaution from London, England. The idea of actual evacuation was only talked about and experimented on even if a plan of action was made if the need ever really arose. Those would would be evacuated would be mothers, children, and the handicapped from vulnerable ares such as London, England, which was hit harshly during the Blitz of 1940 where Germany …show more content…
After having the children vote, Ralph is named leader, and the little ones fall easily under his reign with his promises and ideas of how they should live. Chamberlain often spoke of peacetime and honor (Neville), something everyone wanted when one war had ended and another was rearing it's ugly head, threatening to strike. The antagonist of the novel, along with the major giveaway that Golding wrote this book with World War Two on the mind, is Jack and when he finally does start to step up to the bat, becoming a stronger opponent, Ralph does little to stop him. He gives the boy the throne and helps out only the children that come needing help. By the Munich Agreement of September 30, he and Premier Édouard Daladier of France granted almost all of Hitler's demands and left Czechoslovakia defenseless” (Neville). Neither Chamberlain nor Ralph wanted to fight; Chamberlain found any excuse not to fight and only started to re-arm when he had to, reluctantly (Fraser). Jack would be named the antagonist of the novel, and all all should know, the antagonist of World War Two would be Germany, or namely: Adolf Hitler. Jack, like Ralph, leads with charisma, but holds himself higher on his soapbox. He sounds more convincing when he promises meat to the children who have grown tired of their vegetables and whatever else they had been able to scavenge on the island. “Jack

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