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Lord of the Flies: The Nature of Society

Summary: William Golding's novel "Lord of the Flies" uses social allegory to depict the development, structure and demise of human society. The characters and actions of the English boys on the island satirizes human nature and society's foibles and reveals the savagery of humans when civilization is stripped away.
William Golding's novel, The Lord of the Flies, utilizes social allegory to depict the development, structure, and demise of human society through symbolism of certain items and characters, and the actions the English boys take in understanding their situation on the island in an attempt to create a civilized society. The use of symbolism in characters such as Simon and items such as the conch, allow Golding to satire human nature and society's faults. With the actions of the English boys, the English being the epitome of sophistication, Golding points out how easily civilized society can slip into savagery paralleled only by the behavior of our ancestors thousands of years ago.

In early history, the development of a durable society could only come about with the cooperation of all parts involved. When they first crash-landed on this tropical, boat-shaped island, the English...

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