Society blaimed the people for their reactions to the fear of the bomb. Furthermore, the government presented itself as protector, leading to increased confusion and chaos. In modern society, deciding who is the enemy and who holds the power, determines who controls the fate of the world.
Golding arranged this novel as a catastrophic satire of children trill stories, showing mankind's natural noxious nature. He gives the reader a series of events leading an assembly of adolescent men from ambition to tragedy as they attempt to survive their savage, unsupervised, separated environment until protected. Throughout the novel book lovers witness what Lord of the Flies educates about the reason for government and human nature. Government is different within each country but it's main purposes are for rule and order. Government plays a vital role in Lord of the Flies and it enters into the moral story with the characters of Ralph and Piggy who represent order vs anarchy in the characters of Jack, Roger and the hunters.
The novel is called Lord of the Flies, and is of extreme importance to help reconstruct the current wave of revolutionary ideas that swept the twentieth-century generation. Lord of the Flies portrays the belief of the age that man is in a constant struggle between darkness and light, the defects of human nature, and a philosophical pessimism that seals the fate of man. Golding's work are, due to their rigid structure and style, are interpreted in many different ways. Its unique style is different from the contemporary thought and therefor open for criticism. The struggle between darkness and light is a major theme in all the works of William Golding.
The book I am doing my report on is Lord of the flies, by William Golding and published by Perigee. This book shows the clash between the human drive towards brutality and the opposite, civilization. All around the novel, the clash is performed by the problem between Ralph and Jack, who individually speak to civilization and viciousness. The varying belief systems are communicated by every kid's different state of mind towards power. I feel that Lord of the Flies is a good book because it reveals to you that every man has the ability to be vicious, that evil is just controlled by the guidelines of society, and that once there are no rules the evil comes free and individuals get to be savages and can turn on their best friends.
They eventually form together under a chosen chief, named Ralph, and attempt to govern themselves, with ultimately disastrous results. The novel evokes the themes of two philosophers- Thomas Hobbes, who believed that mankind is essentially in a constant state of war and requires laws and government to dictate his behavior, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, who believed that men are “noble savages” corrupted by civilization and the laws and government inherent in it. Based on the characters and plot in the Lord of the Flies, Hobbes’ belief is the correct one, as Golding depicts the boys slipping further and further away from civilized behavior and turning into savages. Hobbes’ philosophy is evident throughout Lord of the Flies because of the boys’ withdrawal from civilized behavior and authority, which result in their transformation into savages, which can be shown by their desire to hunt and kill. Nearly the moment the boys land on the island they begin to hunt for meat, actively seeking to kill pigs for their meals, al... ... middle of paper ... ...nity.
Dystopian novels question what is wrong with society, like Fahrenheit 451 and Oryx and Crake question the repression in intellectuals. But, the intellect of these characters causes chaos in society and it perishes. The ones who ruin society are people who have a voice because they cannot live with the status quo. Knowledge can get people in hot water because in futuristic society the government only has say. Both these novels are so different, but they send the same message.
And that is exactly what Big Brother did. They had complete divisions set apart to change the history of the country to make it sound like they were doing great. The people who remembered the truth (like Winston) were considered rebels of the state and were to be “vaporized” (Orwell 51). It was not e... ... middle of paper ... ...ca we don’t have the “Ministry of Peace, Ministry of Love, Ministry of Truth, and Ministry of Plenty” (Orwell 8) we are slowly heading that direction. As time goes on and more technology advances, will the government be restricted?
Ralph started off his role strong and clear minded, but loses his self when Jack begins a competition and threatens his authority. During my reading saw how society can change a person at the drop of a dime; one minute everyone is getting along while working together, but the next they are at each other's throats trying to kill each other. The novel shines a light on the innocence lost in a group of young schoolboys, and shows how a society can change an individual for the worst.
“Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of mans heart and the fall through the air of the true, wise friend Piggy’(Golding 202). Peter Brooks movie and Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies, express the idea of evil in human nature and through the evils we see the boys on the island change over time. Both the movie directed by Peter Brook and the novel written by William Golding demonstrate the defects of human nature through the characters dialogue and actions. The boys struggle through a corrupt political system. Ralph and Jack stated, “ I thought I might kill.”But you haven’t yet”(Golding 51).
This was a major setback as it would take much time to reach every corner of the country which would lead to discovery of them to be formed rebellion body and this would lead to execution of the leaders of the rebellion. This is different from today’s world wher... ... middle of paper ... ...ews through the state TV station instead of visiting every household to inform them of their ideologies. V on the other hand used secret ways to ensure every citizen got his view of what he was planning for a new nation which was to overthrow the existing totalitarian power government to a minority government. The secret spreading of the ideas helped them run an underground mission that paid at the end of the movie. The secret plan managed to form masses that got confidence to face the government.