Lord of the Flies Essay | Role of Rituals and Traditions in "The Lottery" and "Lord of the Flies"

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Role of Rituals and Traditions in "The Lottery" and "Lord of the Flies"

Summary: This essay compared the role of rituals in Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" and William Golding's "Lord of the Flies." The essay an be very useful for the study of either of the books or both of them. Approximately 3 pages long double-spaced.
Once rituals or traditions have been established and are set in, those who perform the ritual become engulfed in it and frequently dependent on it. The Lottery and Lord Of The Flies seem to be two literary pieces with very little similarity, however, the theme of ritual and tradition is undoubtedly evident in each. Both of the novels effectively use symbolism to show how rituals and traditions can overwhelm those involved in them. The focus of Shirley Jackson's The Lottery is the tradition performed by the townspeople. The plot, theme, and entire storyline completely surround this tradition. On the contrary, the ritual in William Golding's Lord Of The Flies is not focused on as much, yet still plays a major role in the development of the theme. While the actual functions of the...

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