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LORD OF THE FLIES - William Golding

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S: Lord of the Flies

BC: My literary criticism in regards to this novel is that it does not accurately depict the events for which are directly correlated to Man vs. Man, Man vs. Nature, or Man vs. Himself (survival aspects). Furthermore, my overall opinion of this novel is that I recommend this novel to anyone interested in "survival of the fittest" motives.

FC: Lord of the Flies | William Golding

1: Justin Haley Mrs. Farthing Acad English 12 31 May 2011

2: After both reading and analyzing the beginning chapters of the novel "Lord of the Flies", one will immediately take notice of the brief epiphany for which occurs at the moment of when the choir boys realize the unfortunate occurrence of being stranded on a deserted island. Moreover, the children immediately formulate mutual relationships among one another with the sole intentions of survival.

3: However, the two main characters (consisting of Ralph and Jack) seek roles of dictation amongst the colony. With this in mind, they both work tirelessly in order to inherit both respect and popularity from the ancillary members of the group.

4: As time elapses, the various members of the colony collaborate with one another in search for food, and other materials for survival. This man vs. nature activity in particular has granted Ralph and Jack the opportunity to convey their leadership skills to the group; amid the several relationships for which have been created amongst the boys. Furthermore, I feel that this novel in particular has allowed me to inherit a brief understanding in relation to the methods of over -

5: coming adversity at its best. However, you may infer that the edification of both tension and turmoil from within the colony is directly correlated to the slim chances for survival.

6: As several days pass (for which have merely consisted of hunting and gathering tactics), the boys appear to become accustomed with the adverse situation that lingers among them. Deviating from the physical challenges for which they intend to eventually overcome, for it's the mental aspects of this unfortunate experience that shall promote the social misconduct towards one another.

7: Post analyzing several of the quotations throughout the novel, it has also inclined me to infer that the colony is in the process of seeking rescue from the deserted island. After many days of passionate prayer, the boys are relinquished by a solitary conch shell; for which is primarily used for crucial decision-making.

8: Approaching the median of the novel, as Ralph and Piggy walk along the island's shoreline they lament in regards to devising a meeting for which all members of the comprehensive colony are mandated to attend. At this meeting, Ralph and Jack collaborate; with the sole intentions of discussing items of pertinent information such as: consequences for potential misdemeanors and individual resonsibilities.

9: Post the commencement of the meeting, a small portion of the colony seemed to abide by the rules, whereas others separated themselves from the group to rely on their survival instincts in order to remain healthy. This forced majority of the colony to exclude those select individuals from participating in any affiliated activities.

10: While the boys scattered throughout the island with hopes of eventually finding some edible perishables, one may then infer that the group experiences yet another moment involving an epiphany. This is primarily due to the fortunate discovery of an enlarged swine; most commonly referred to as the "beastie" of the novel. At the climax of this discovery, the boys utilize their superb hunting skills in order to kill this animal.

11: Nonetheless, the boys for which imposed affiliation in this slaughtering notified the remaining members of the colony; sharing gratifying stories regarding their tremendous feat.

12: Lord of the Flies takes place on a deserted island for which is located directly along the coastline of the Pacific Ocean. In addition to its location, a fictional atomic war is also taking place upon the duration of the boys' existence on the uninhabited island. Nevertheless, author William Golding replicates the scenario comparable to that of a parallel universe.

13: The primary conflict of this novel directly involves the two main characters of Ralph and Jack, striving to attain dictation status of the colony. In addition, another conflict involves the struggle for survival.

14: Themes include: Survival of the Fittest, Strategy, Man vs. Man, Man vs. Nature, and Man vs. Himself.

15: MAJOR CHARACTERS: ~ Ralph (protagonist) ~ Jack (antagonist) ~ Piggy MINOR CHARACTERS: ~ "Beastie" ~ Ancillary members of Colony.

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