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    Living in complete freedom is the philosophy that is the foundation of anarchism. The rediscovering of the anarchist philosophy inundated the minds of British youth in the 1970s who felt that the British government was suppressing thier freedom with frivolous laws. There are several schools of anarchism such as anarchist-communism, collectivist anarchism, social anarchism, individualist anarchism, and mutualism, which all influenced the explosion of the punk rock movement. Nevertheless, it is the idea of living in complete freedom from the government, which is the underpinning that connects each school of anarchism. Emma Goldman the author of Anarchism and Other Essays describes “ANARCHISM:-- [sic]The philosophy of a new social order based…

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    In William Golding's Lord of the Flies, the boys who are stranded on the island come in contact with many things that symbolize ideas. Through the use of symbols such as the beast, the island, Simon and Piggy’s specs. These symbols represent that humans when freed from society's rules allows their natural desire for evil to dominate their personality. One of the symbols throughout the story was the beast. In the minds of many of the boys, the beast is a source of evil on the island. However, it…

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    stranded British schoolboys to many prevalent figures in modern day society. These symbols represent not only the loss of morals in politics, but also the cruelty to minorities perpetrated by more powerful groups in society today. One of these symbols is the life of the pigs on the island. Golding uses the lives of the pigs to symbolize the fleeting humanity and civility of the boys, similar to the lack of morals of people given authority and power in society now. This loss of empathy results in…

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    It is amazing to see how much influences impact one's life. In the Lord Of The Flies, William Golding shows how much each person depends on society. Golding demonstrates good versus evil, and all the hardships that people face battling right and wrong. People are never born with evilness but outside influences, like society, teach people that evilness is okay. The boys are lost without society and their minds are already corrupted by evil when they arrive on the island. Simon, representing the…

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    Golding uses the characterization of Jack and Piggy as foil characters through Freud’s id and superego to emphasis the conversion of man from civilization to savagery. According to Diane Andrews Henningfield, a professor at Adrian College, “each of the characters personifies a different aspect of the human psyche: the id, the superego…the id (located in the unconscious mind) works always to gratify its own impulses” while “the superego is the part of the mind that seeks to control the impulsive…

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    wild, going so far as to kill two of their friends. Fortunately, the British navy discovers the situation and saves the boys from inevitably more destruction and chaos in a semi-sweet ending as the boys collapse on the beach in tears at the sight of the officers. Through Jack and Ralph's never-ending disagreements, Golding demonstrates their countless differences, in addition to a few similarities. The first way that Jack and Ralph are two very different people is in their priorities and what…

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    More than six millions Jews were brutally executed in Nazi Germany, but before Hitler had gotten control of Germany, he used the fear of communism to gain power and control. That fear would help forge a world of violence and savagery that will never be forgotten. Similarly, Lord of the Flies is a book in which Jack, uses the other boys’ fear of a beast to turn their society into disorder and cruelty. In Lord of The Flies, William Golding uses Jack and the symbol of the Beast to convey how fear…

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    Because I am in love with someone I can never have.” Percival wondered if this was a joke. Gwaine? In love? “Are you going to tell me who she is?” Gwaine shifted in his seat and did not answer for several long moments. “The queen.” Percival almost fell off his bench. Gwaine would not say such a thing unless he really meant it. “Our queen?” asked Percival, just to be sure. “Yes. I fell in love with her the first time I saw her. This was before she married Arthur, back when she was a serving…

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    “He [Simon] saw how pitilessly the layers of rubber and canvas held together the poor body that should be rotting away” (146). The boys would never find out that the beast that had caused so much anguish, was only a dead body. IX. GENRE The prime genre of The Lord of the Flies is an adventure story. William Harmon, in A Handbook to Literature defines an adventure story as: “A story in which action- often exterior, usually physical, and frequently violent- is the predominant material,…

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