Lord of the Flies Essay | Student Essay

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Civilization without Society

Summary: Analyzes diction and imagery in "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding.
Civilization is the interplay of society and culture, society being numerically, spatially and temporarily limited. Society is a record of its past, its history; therefore, record keeping is crucial to maintaining order. Society is essentially based on power, which it needs to sustain itself. If the power that society is dependent upon comes from civilization, what would happen if society broke away? If humanity no longer interacted with culture and stood alone? In chapter one of Lord of the Flies, William Golding presents the image of a "fair hair[ed]" boy descending to an island reminiscent to the idea of Purgatory mentioned in the Holy Bible, immediately establishing the notion that any place that is devoid of civilization -- rules, laws, authority -- can be viewed as nothing less than hell on earth.

Golding uses descriptions such as "course grass, torn everywhere....with decaying coconuts..." to sketch...

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