Lord of the Flies Essay | Lord of the Flies and Huckleberry Finn

This student essay consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis of Lord of the Flies and Huckleberry Finn.
This section contains 334 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Student Essay on Lord of the Flies and Huckleberry Finn

Lord of the Flies and Huckleberry Finn

Summary: Compare and contrast "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding and "Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain.
Both Lord of the Flies by William Golding and Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain portray society as essentially morally corrupt.  Both books are told from the points of view of children, which serves to emphasize the authors' comments on society.  For both, the surrounding social world fails to meet the standards of what is commonly called civilization. Each discusses the mistreatment of one set of human beings by another.  Each shows his view of what can happen when ethical and moral standards fail to apply.  In addition, both authors use symbols of nature to reflect how they see society.  Golding makes use of descriptions of the island and its weather; Twain uses the Mississippi River as his metaphor.  Each author deals with his perception of mankind and with social ills his own way.  

The two authors...

(read more)

This section contains 334 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Student Essay on Lord of the Flies and Huckleberry Finn
Copyrights
BookRags Student Essays
Lord of the Flies and Huckleberry Finn from BookRags Student Essays. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.