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Lord of the Flies/ Frankenstein

            Compare Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN and William Golding's LORD OF THE FLIES.
             Looking at these books in detail it is obvious that there are many comparisons that can be made between Frankenstein and Lord of the Flies, despite the fact that they were written over a century apart.
             Both novels were written at times of major change in human history. Lord of the flies was written at the back end of World War 2, and was published July 1959. At a time when the world was under major change to rebuild after the horrifying events of WW2, and to ensure that they were never repeated. Golding's occupations as a Naval Commander and a teacher come across strongly in this book. As a teacher he would have seen the innocence of children, while his first hand experiences as a naval commander shows that he would have the knowledge of how young people would react being put in a totally unknown situation having to live for themselves with NO parent supervision what so ever. This making the book more believable. .
             William Golding presented numerous themes and basic ideas that give the reader something to think about. One of the most basic and obvious themes is that society holds everyone together, and without these conditions, our ideals, values, and the basics of right and wrong are lost. Without society's rigid rules, anarchy and savagery can come to light.
             Golding is also showing that morals come directly from our surroundings, and if there is no civilization around us, we will lose these values.
             In the book Ralph and Piggy want on live on the island peacefully while there is also a threat which was Jack. The book portrays the anxiety and fear for the future from the boys, they had fears and worries for if they were not found and how they would survive in the long-term future.
             "How can you expect to be rescued if you don't put first things first and act proper?".
             Other aspects that Golding explore are that when given a chance, people often single out another to degrade and improve their own security.

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