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Essay on Lord of the Flies The novel Lord of the Flies was written by William Golding William Golding was born on September 19 1911 His literary ambitions began at the young age of seven He received his Bachelor of Arts from Oxford University in 1935 His novels explore characters and situations In Lord of the Flies it is a time of war A group of English schoolboys are on a plane when they are attacked and they have to evacuate their aircraft They find themselves on a remote island somewhere in the Pacific Ocean without any adult supervision A boy named Ralph takes charge and forms a crude society with a democratic type of government Then a boy named Jack decides to break off and form his own society with him being the leader governing with a dictatorship type of government causing Ralphs society to crumble and fall apart William Golding believed that the defects of a society could be traced back to the flaws of the human nature These societies were very different from each other because the individuals were very different Ralphs society was based on everyone having a say in the government Ralph was kind and good to the people of his society He let them have freedom and liberties which was not go for his society because they abused their freedom and became lazy and irresponsible His society did not have their priorities in order because Ralph did not stress that the rescue fire and the shelters were necessary Ralph was passive and did not keep his society in line The were too unruly to control Another factor in the demise of Ralphs society was the other members Piggy like Ralph was not aggressive enough He let himself be pushed around when he knew he was doing the right thing Piggy did not have the leadership qualities An example of this is when he let the littluns go when
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