Lord of the Flies Essay | Lord of the Flies as a Sociological Allegory

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Lord of the Flies as a Sociological Allegory

Summary: Compares the island society in William Golding's "Lord of the Flies" with the chaos occurring in the real world.
When set apart from ordered society, people revert from civilized behaviour to savagery. This is especially true in William Golding's Lord of the Flies, where many aspects of the island society represent the war and destruction occurring in the real world. Lord of the Flies is a sociological allegory. The boys on the island allegorically represent types or classes present within society. The conch and the pig's head allegorically represent the conflicting elements that exist in society, while the destruction of the conch represents the fall of civilization.

Firstly, the boys on the island represent the different classes present within society. Piggy undoubtedly represents the lower or working classes. Throughout the novel, the other boys on the island ridicule Piggy and consider him to be an outcast of the island society, "not only by accent, which did not matter, but by fat...

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