William Golding Lord Of The Flies Literary Analysis Essay

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Gopal Goberdhan
AP Literature and Composition
Ms. Kimberly Gasaway
24 April 2016
Literary Analysis of William Golding William Golding’s life was a struggle. His childhood was full of solitude, but his parent, fully expressed rational thought to him. His parents wanted William Golding to become a scientist, so they educated him, according but he ended up being one of the most important writers in history. Golding used his experiences he learned during World War II to create his novels. His most famous novels are The Lord of Flies, which was published in 1954 and The Inheritors, which was published in 1955. Golding’s experiences crafted his novel to show the natural state of man. In The Lord of Flies, Golding breaks down some of the characters in the story to show us the inner “savages” that live in all of us. Both of these books shows the nature state of man, the inner darkness. Since Golding’s works heavily reflected on the darkness of the human soul, he went on and won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983.
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Like The Lord of the Flies, The Inheritors demonstrates the darkness within human but from a different perspective. This perspective is from the view of the early human including Neanderthals and early Homo Sapiens. Like Thing Fall Apart, this novel is in the eyes of the people who are getting harmed not the people who harm. In this case this novel is in the eyes of the Neanderthals and they see all the cruel activities the Homo Sapiens do. The Neanderthals describes the activities of the Homo Sapiens which included the killing, eating and harming of peaceful animals which shows the hate of Homo Sapiens. Towards the end of the novel the view switches to the Homo Sapiens like in The Heart of Darkness. This perspective showed the way the Homo Sapiens were thinking and why they acted the way they did. The Homo Sapiens even referred to the Neanderthals as “devils” (Golding