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Essay | Savagery in Lord of the Flies and City of God

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Savagery in Lord of the Flies and City of God

Summary: Discusses the William Golding novel, Lord of the Flies and ghe Fernando Meirelles film, City of God. Details how each work contains no rational legal authorities and where savageness is way of life. Compares main characters Piggy and Rocket and explores how they are similar in that they become outsiders in their communities because of their mindfulness and empathy to savagery.
Evil in the world is represented by savageness, ignorance, and animal instincts, in contrast to the good influences of a mindful civilization. People created civilized society, but savageness will always exist, because it is part of human nature. Far from the decent communities, savageness always works to overcome good. William Golding and Fernando Meirelles present these ideas in their works, the novel Lord of the Flies and the film City of God. They tell the stories of two places with no rational legal authorities, where savageness is way of life. In these stories, Piggy and Rocket are similar in that they become outsiders in their communities because of their mindfulness and empathy to savagery.

In his novel, Lord of the Flies, Golding uses Piggy's character to show how intelligence cannot survive in a savage society. The author gives Piggy's full...

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