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Lord of the Flies is an intense yet realistic story written by William Golding in the 1950s During the time period of its creation Golding wanted to criticize the society in which he grew up That being a time after the Second World War and a time of thoughtful consideration of the worlds inner evil The setting of Lord of the Flies takes place on an uninhabited island between Britain and America where the young characters find their selves stranded in an unknown wild land full of the potentials of excitement and danger and the frightening mysteries that remain cautioned Naturally the most responsible of all the school boys finds himself coming to power first in attempts of organization and being rescued Ralph the main character is the most respected and logically understood by the reader and his first friend Piggy the intelligence yet misrepresented of the characters remains socially below all others inept while Jack Ralphs rival and occasional friend remains the villain of the story being rebellious and blood-thirsty Obvious problems erupt because of opposing personalities and priorities The most prominent conflicts include the desire for power fight for social acceptance desperation for rescue vs rebelliousness for fun an understanding of priorities and loyalty of figure heads Golding shares his belief on the inevitability of raw human nature at its worst in the story Being stripped away of all the things that hold back these dangers the boys experience the desperation for rescue of desiring to have no worries and the lack of civility that younger children have For these points I chose to read and analyze this text in hopes of a better understanding of how humans can change mentally given the right circumstances and to be able to connect with the realistic potentials of our very own society Throughout the fictitious depiction of real life possibilities in Lord of the Flies the author encompasses many lessons for the reader to take
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