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The Use of Symbolism in Lord of the Flies

Summary: Discusses how effectively William Golding uses symbolism to aide reader understanding and major themes in his novel, the Lord of the Flies.
A novel which I have recently examined is `Lord of the Flies' by William Golding. The book was written in 1954, in the aftermath of World War Two. This is quite significant as the book shows that evil, like that which occurred in WW2, is within us and will happen again if we don't control the situation.

The story examines the behaviour of a group of boys after their plane crashes on an uninhabited island. At first the group has a great time, living with no rules or adults. Soon this paradise island turns into a living hell and it is then, the evil within the boys comes to light.

The author uses many techniques to help readers to understand and appreciate the complex story. Characterisation, setting and theme are the most important aspects of the novel. Characterisation helps us to realise...

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