Lord of the Flies Essay | Links between "The Lord of the Flies" and the Bible

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Links between "The Lord of the Flies" and the Bible

Summary: Describes similarities between "The Lord of the Flies" and the Bible.
Most of the people who read Lord of the Flies can agree that the novel is strongly tied to the Holy Bible through original sin, or the belief that all humans are born sinful due to the sin committed by our ancestors, Adam and Eve. Readers also perceive the quiet, generous child, Simon, as the novel's Christ figure. Some people even insist that the island is meant to be like the Garden of Eden. What most readers don't realize is that there are many other similarities between William Golding's Lord of the Flies and the Holy Bible. One is that the death of Piggy and its cause strongly resemble those of John the Baptist. Another is that the huge contrast between Ralph and Jack is very similar to the contrast between the Old Testament's Jacob and his brother, Esau. Also...

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