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A Character Analysis on two novels Lord of the Flies Of Mice and Men Authors in the Twentieth Century gravitated toward literature that would strengthen the every day man Presenting protagonist characters and the events that shape their lives as they are create a certain amount of excellence to a piece of literature Two of the most enduring leading men are William Goldings Ralph from Lord of the Flies and George of John Stinebecks Of Mice and Men At first a reader might not see the relationship between an innocent representation of a young choir boy during World War II and the sympathetic illustration of a migrant working man during the Great Depression Nevertheless there are significant parallels According to the laws of Freudian unconsciousness both are symbols of the novels ego Both protagonists although intelligent often find the responsibilities of thinking things through As the reader becomes more involved with the stories it becomes obvious that both Ralph and George are both integrated in a battle of survival not just sustaining physical survival but also the sustaining of their individuality and righteousness To understand and appreciate the parallels the reader must examine the situation and the characters in theses classic novels and the methodology of the authors and measure the absolute success of each character William Golding and John Stinebeck William Golding author of Lord of the Flies uses an integral setting to demonstrate the characters internal conflict which is essential for the characters evolution In some ways this novel can be considered as an allegory due to the literal and symbolic meaning The storys characters represent certain historical figures or types There are times in which the novel parallels the rise of a dictator like Hitler Another aspect of the Lord of the Flies is the use of myth and fable The reader will see this in the biblical parallels in the
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