Lord of the Flies Essay | The Human Condition in "Lord of the Flies"

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The Human Condition in "Lord of the Flies"

Summary: William Golding's "Lord of the Flies" depicts a pessimistic view of human nature, addressing the human condition of fear, aggression and leadership and how it influences human organizations. William golding
Literature which can be appreciated as transcendent must construct themes, values and ideas which can resonate for many years through many changing contexts. William Golding's Lord of the Flies can be seen to achieve this as its brilliant construction of certain ideas concerning human nature can be understood in many changing contexts. Golding portrayed negative views of certain aspects of our nature such as our leadership, aggressiveness, and our fear to encourage the reader to acknowledge and be aware of their presence in our psyche.

One aspect of our nature that Golding encourages the reader to access is they way our emotions can affect our choice of Government. At the start of the novel, Ralph is elected the leader rather than Jack because to the boys he is more handsome and appears more confident due to the conch. He orders the boys...

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