Animal Farm And Lord Of The Flies Analysis

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Randell 1 Logan Randell Mr. Adduono ENG1DG1-1 *Due Date* *Title* Lord of the Flies is a novel by William Golding about school children who get trapped on an island and are forced to survive. Animal Farm is a novel by George Orwell about animals that rise up against their farmhands and take control of the farm. Both novels are used as allegories. Golding and Orwell use their novels as allegories, Golding warns about the savage nature of humans, while Orwell uses his novel to warn about the corrupting influence of power. Golding uses the setting of the harsh environment to warn about the savage nature of humans. Orwell uses the continuing corruption of the pigs to warn about the corruption that power brings. Golding uses the slow change of the characters traits to warn about the true nature of the boys. Golding uses the characters negative traits to warn about the savage nature of humans. All characters start off on the island as equals characteristically. As the story progresses some characters start to show their savage nature, jack and roger just to name two. “He tried to convey the compulsion to track down and kill that was swallowing him up” (Golding, 51). That sentence is one of the first to show the boys true, savage nature. It shows the compulsion to kill, and destroy is setting in. “The mask was a thing of its own, behind which Jack had liberated from shame and self consciousness” “Important quotes from Lord of the Flies” , web, May 15 2014. Golding means that we all hide behind a mask; we call it society, and that we are all savages deep down. If the mask is taken away, the savage comes alive! “This head is for the beast. It’s a gift.” (Golding, 151) In this quote Golding shows jack trading awa... ... middle of paper ... ...he pig’s corrupted influence. Orwell Creatively manipulated all the elements in this story to create an effective and powerful allegory. Lord of the Flies and animal farm are two novels by William Golding and George Orwell that are used as allegories to warn about the savage nature of humans and the corrupting influence of power. Golding uses the setting and symbolism to warn about the savage nature of humans. Orwell uses the corruption of the pigs to warn about the corrupting influence of power. What if humanities savage nature wasn’t so deeply buried, would we be animalistic or would we be more advanced, having learned from our savage side and gone a whole new way scientifically and socially? What if power was evenly distributed so not one person had too much or too little, would everyone be corrupt of would nobody be corrupt because nobody has that much power?

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