Comparing Coral Island And Lord Of The Flies By William Golding

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In the year of 1954, sideburns were bigger and poodle skirts were more popular than Blackjack Chewing Gum. This was when William Golding wrote his first novel just over 60 years ago and these four foreboding words first appeared within the pages of an inhumane tale named Lord of the Flies - “I’m scared of us” (Ralph, 1954). It 's easy enough to see how Golding got the inspiration for the story of a group of savage boys on a deserted island. The famed author served in the Royal Navy during the Second World War and wrote Lord of the Flies while teaching boys at Bishop Wordsworth 's School for numerous years. Current events like ISIS and the tragic Bangkok Bombing shows human nature in an evil light. Malicious crimes can originate anywhere and…show more content…
Ballantyne. Lord of the Flies has many similar characteristics within Coral Island for example, the characters names and setting. The only difference between the two novels lies within the authority and power of the schoolboys. Ballantyne’s schoolboys were gentlemen and they remain principled throughout the novel. To those boys, the entire incident was an action packed fun-filled adventure which they enjoyed and appreciated to the entirety. In contrast, the Lord of the Flies characters showed that if unrestricted from strict adult control they would quickly descend into indefinable…show more content…
ISIS, racial discrimination and sexism exist within the 21st century relate to the era of the book. Everyday a flick of resentment for the world and its evil behaviour enters our brain as most people watch the news, read the newspaper or go online and see the evil perpetrated by mankind. Just recently, The Mail on Sunday revealed video footage of a current member of the terrorist gang, ISIS, stripping his disguise and taking a vow to return to London and continue to behead innocent humans within his home country. Jihadi John was last seen at the end of January in a sickening video of himself beheading Japanese hostage Kenji Goto. The social cultural context of today has been proven to still remain the same as it did in the early 1950s. Human trafficking was common in the 1950s to the 1970’s and still occurs to this day. The atrocious and cruel act drags in a $32 billion industry annually, and around 2.5 million people are still trafficked mainly for the purpose of work. Human trafficking impacts people from every culture and background, and they are trafficked for a variety of purposes. Men and young boys as young as 10 are often trafficked into hard labour jobs working for a superior race while on little salary. Women and adolescent girls are stereotypically marketed into the commercial sex industry like

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