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A Comparison of Lord of the Flies and Heart of Darkness

Summary: Provides a thematic comparison of the two novels "Heart of Darkness," by Joseph Conrad, and "Lord of the Flies," by William Golding. Describes how the two works have remarkably similar themes, and have created the setting as an essential enhancement to the theme.
Lord of the Flies and Heart of Darkness share a basic similarity: their authors have developed remarkably similar themes, and have created the setting as an essential enhancement to the theme. Both books reside in an isolated, natural setting to illustrate their authors' beliefs regarding what happens when man becomes isolated - he becomes more natural, or animalistic, in nature and the evil tendencies are released. In addition, both texts contain strong-willed individuals who are able to resist the human heart's inherently bad tendencies.

Lord of the Flies, in dealing with the plight of the children stranded on an island, is an attempt to reveal what would happen to human desire if left unchecked. The children, because the values of society have not been fully instilled in them, turn into a ruthless group of savages, and Golding successfully portrays...

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