Lord Of The Flies Microcosm Analysis

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5. In an essay, explore how Ralph and Jack represent opposite views of society. Describe the social systems which they establish in the microcosm. Discuss Golding’s statement and its implications for the modern world. Does Golding offer a hopeful picture for the human race?


William Golding is an English novelist who was born and raised in the time of the First and Second World Wars. Golding has written many novels with very meaningful context behind it. One of Golding’s most popular novel is “Lord of the Flies”. In the novel, “Lord of The Flies”; Golding’s intent for the novel is for us readers to discuss the good and evil in humans. How Golding discusses this in the novel is by using two characters, Ralph and Jack. Ralph represents
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Why Golding is making this statement is because since Golding was born and raised in the time of the First and Second World Wars, Golding has seen and experienced savagery first hand himself in the Second World War serving as a Royal Navy, hurting and killing people who he did not know who is probably from the other side of the world and has a family waiting for them to return home and watching some of his comrades and friends die. Unmistakably, Golding knows that his statement is true. Golding’s statement can be implicated and seen in the modern day world by the current events that are happening right now in this generation. We can see an act of savagery in the recent chemical attacks in the small town of Khan Shaykhun in Syria, on April 4th, 2017. In the chemical attack there were over 80 deaths, including 30 children, and 600 wounded. There were also the 9/11 attacks in New York City on the Twin Towers on September 11th, 2001. Two commercial airplanes crashed into each of the towers, North and South towers; killing 2,996 and over 6000 wounded. As you can see from these two attacks and many more I did not name; Golding’s statement that savagery is a part of all human beings no matter what, is