Lord of the Flies – Essay Beginnings

Notes from today’s class:





“Lord of the Flies” was written by William Golding in 1954. The book is about a group of public-school boys who revert to savagery when left on a desert island. This essay will explore whether this decline to savagery was inevitable or not.

A decline to savagery for unsupervised children is the key idea behind William Golding’s 1954 dystopian novel, “The Lord of the Flies”. Golding believed that every person fights a battle in controlling their good and evil impulses, and he puts this conflict at the centre of his novel. But the degree to which savagery was inevitable to these boys is moot, as this essay will show.


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