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A Mephistophelian Nature

Summary: (Literary analysis:Lord of the Flies by William Golding) Golding stated, "The theme is an attempt to trace the defects of society back to the defects of human nature." The defects of human nature are conveyed through the character development of Jack, the head of the blacked-robed choirboys.
A Mephistophelian Nature

Lord of the Flies by William Golding is a 1950s novel set on a tropical island. During a war a large group of British schoolboys become stranded after their plane crashes, landing on an uninhabited island. On the island the boys first try to establish order and a civil system of rules, but the boys are soon infected by fear and insecurity, which lead to chaos and havoc. Golding stated, "The theme is an attempt to trace the defects of society back to the defects of human nature." The defects of human nature are conveyed through the character development of Jack, the head of the blacked-robed choirboys.

Early on, Jack retains the sense of moral propriety and behavior that was instilled in him by society. When Jack is first introduced, he seems to be a snobby contentious boy when he insults Piggy saying, "You're...

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