Lord of the Flies Essay | Death and Violence in Lord of the Flies and The Chrysalids

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Death and Violence in Lord of the Flies and The Chrysalids

Summary: Compares the novel Lord of the Flies written by Sir William Golding, and The Chrysalids written by John Wyndham. Relates the themes of death and violence in a weakly governed society.
"People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates" (Thomas Szasz, "Personal Conduct," The Second Sin, 1973). Self Discovery is the act or process of achieving knowledge of one's self. Both David in the novel The Chrysalids, written by John Wyndham, and Ralph in the novel Lord of the Flies, written by Sir William Golding, undergo their own journey of self discovery. When neglected with an ineffectively governed society, the savage nature of humankind will breach their minds, and cause David and Ralph to live in a prejudice world filled with cruelty and injustice. Pride and dominance in a civilization is a never-ending demand for the human race, even if it means unfortunate sacrifices. David, in the novel The Chrysalids, embarks on a...

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