Lord of the Flies

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Chapter Analysis

One of the most widely-taught allegories of our time, Lord of the Flies begins and ends with destruction. These questions invite you to contemplate the resonance of each event in the plot and how they work together to paint a picture that is at once damning and resigned. How does the structure of the novel — and its concatenation of increasingly violent and troubling events — comment on human nature and the frailty of civilization?

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General Analysis

Golding peppered his allegory — which defies easy categorization — with multiple layers of resonance and allusions. These questions ask you to consider the Freudian and Christian references as well as to think critically about the nature of civilization and savagery and the novel's social-historical influences. Consider our current context. Is the allegory as timely today as it was post-WWII? Do Golding's warnings — if indeed they can be read as such — still apply?

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