In What Ways Are the Conflict Between Civilization and Savagery Discussed in Novel “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding?

Şen, Barış (2010) In What Ways Are the Conflict Between Civilization and Savagery Discussed in Novel “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding? Other thesis, TED ANKARA COLLEGE FOUNDATION HIGH SCHOOL.

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When the reader faces first with the beginning of the novel “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding, may believe mistakenly that this book is a story that is written for children which tells the story of pack of children crash on a virgin island. It may be seen as the modern application of the R.M. Ballantyne’s well-known children’s book Coral Island. Even Golding names his first two major characters as Jack and Ralph in order to strengthen this belief and resemblance by using apparent names in both stories. However, the true allegoric and deep meaning cannot be foreseen. Throughout the novel, reader is pulled in to the virgin island that the pack of boys trying to survive in. As the time passes, reader is introduced to the real allegoric dilemma of the novel: the dispute between Civilization and Savagery and how far Savagery can go without civilization. There occurs my research question. And in the purpose of answering to this research question throughout my study I will analyze the major impacts, themes and motives that lead us to the general assumptions. The scope of my investigation will be the decomposition of the novel in to branches by also focusing on the allegoric elements. Which I will also support with my secondary sources. Fight for leadership and quest and lust for power plays an important role in the novel so that I will try to relate my statements with these facts. Also degeneration of humankind from civilized gentlemen in to wild animals sets the general rhyme of the novel. I will begin my study with the eloquent quotation from Golding and up to conclusion I will try to merge theoretical ideas of the novel with the characters and events happened in the book.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Additional Information: Supervisor: Gamze Unay IB Notu: C
Uncontrolled Keywords: Conflict between Civilization; Savagery; Lord of the Flies; William Golding
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Depositing User: Kamil Çömlekçi
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2010 08:31
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2019 11:20

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