Lord of the Flies | Critical Essay by James R. Baker

This literature criticism consists of approximately 5 pages of analysis & critique of Lord of the Flies.
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Critical Essay by James R. Baker

Lord of the Flies is on the decline. (p. 447)

It is natural to tire of familiar things and to pursue instead the excitements which come with novelty and the sense of discovery. But I wish to argue in behalf of Lord of the Flies, not because I have discovered something startling and new to abash the jaded scholars …, but because the decline of Golding's book is a symptom of a dangerous tendency in our academic and intellectual life…. [All] of humanity is involved in explosive crisis and is on the edge of disastrous violence. It is hard to look steadfastly at this general picture…. We must somehow overcome our myopia, with its attendant illusions of efficiency and power, and we do not like to face up to this any more than Ralph or Piggy does...

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