Lord of the Flies Essay | Society in "Lord of the Flies"

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Society in "Lord of the Flies"

Summary: Discusses the symbolism of the society in "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding.
Literary pieces often represent more than just a story or a means for entertainment; the author sometimes has a more profound underlying subject. Such is the case in the novel, Lord of the Flies, in which society and its weaknesses are shown through its characters. The characters are all British choirboys, assumed to be acceptable members of society. However, under stressful conditions, their base traits appear and the parts of their personality that probably caused minor problems in civilized society contribute to death and destruction.

In the beginning of the novel, Golding presents two distinct subgroups of his society, naming them the "biguns," and the "littluns." The "biguns" represent the higher classes of society, seemingly the ones that have the most control. The "littluns" are used to symbolize the unintelligent and weaker part of society.

Ralph, a bigun, is presented first in the novel...

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