Archetypes In Lord Of The Flies

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In the same way the Structuralists will look at how The Lord of the Flies functions as an "allegory," a narrative with an implicit political or moral interpretation—i.e., these children in their dysfunctional island, away from civilized society, are manifestation of the problems of regular, grown-up society too. Think of Animal Farm, which is an explicit allegory, but here are little boys instead of barnyard animals. But structurlist critic will also look at characters as the manifestation of archetypes. A literature archetype is a generic character who recurs time and again in literature. The "hero" figure is considered an archetype. The "villain" figure is another considered archetype. Structuralists are interested in archetypes because archetypes