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Goldings LOTF is one of his most thought-provoking work and by far the most debated In LOTF the authornarrator is absent In the matter of style therefore it is a romance The issues that it brings forth under the faade of boys adventure-romance hit hard the traditional perception of human nature and its relation to civilization It is beyond the need of any proof that LOTF works as a modern allegory It raises the issue of the fallen nature of humanity and how what we define as civilization is almost preordained through this nature In the island that the boys land up we see the building up of civilization from scratch It is set against a backdrop of primitive natural elements From apparent neutrality not to use the word innocence of position we see the emergence of power order and civilization or at least the semblance of the last two In order to understand the process of this construct we will fall back upon the Freudian concepts of Totem and Taboo Golding dramatizes the presence of totemism and taboo in the anatomy of society at large of which the boys community is a micro-reflection According to Freudian percept totemism and taboo involve strong elementsflavors of sexuality It is the desire of sexual expression and the counter-desire of sexual repression that builds up the anatomy and history of power and authority This necessitates the presence of femaleness in the narrative However LOTF is conspicuously bereft of any femaleness We will try to show the presence of intense repression of sexual identity and the presence of elements of homoeroticism We will also try to show elements of sexual sadism and anal fixation as a result of sexual repression We will try to establish how the homoerotic desire of dominationsubjugation is strongly related to the establishment of power in an all-male world The subject of such desire is given the elements of femaleness as seen from the point
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