Lord of the Flies - Verrell 1 Stephanie Verrell English 4...

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Verrell 1 Stephanie Verrell English 4 Honors Period 4 April 2, 2007 The Truth About Golding Unlike many scholars in their critical analysis of Lord of the Flies , William Golding portrays the loss of innocence, the chaos on the island, and the misery and melancholy on the island as a direct result of the political instability that can occur without a proper societal structure. Unlike the opinions of many appraised scholars that believe children are born without innocence, William Golding depicts the loss of innocence as a result of the destructive nature of society. Lawrence Friedman says that Golding’s “novels characteristically depict the conflict between good and evil within the human soul.” Golding was trying to implicate that only society, or lack thereof in Lord of the Flies , causes the human soul to reevaluate the concepts of good and evil. It is the surroundings of the children that make them good or evil. Unlike Golding, Thomas Marcellus Coskren thought, “ Far from being naturally good, man has some type of defect for which
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