The most interesting books about teenagers are not afraid to explore the darker side of adolescence, but with humour, insight or humanity. By leaving a group of English schoolboys to fend for themselves on a remote jungle island, Golding creates a kind of human nature laboratory in order to examine what happens when the constraints of civilization vanish and raw human nature takes over.
Without surveillance on our actions and rules to restrict our behavior, we do whatever we want which tends to not be good. Though it is a violent and at times bleak read, Hinton offers a spark of hope as Ponyboy begins to realise that the hardships that greasers and Socs face may take different practical forms, but that both groups share the same fundamental difficulties of growing up.
But this book shows the allegory that savegery is stronger and more natural than civilization, this it took over. In both the historical and fictional cases, the idealistic but politically less powerful figure Trotsky and Snowball is expelled from the revolutionary state by the malicious and violent usurper of power Stalin and Napoleon.
But, unlike Lord of the Flies, the children do not descend into animal savagery. The former schoolboys sought unthinkingly to dominate others who were not of their group.
Themes are the fundamental and often universal ideas explored in a literary work. The Cement Garden by Ian McEwan Many of the most interesting novels about adolescence explore the theme of children who are abandoned by their parents or find themselves in a situation where they are free from adult authority.
Published inThe Outsiders was a groundbreaking piece of fiction that set the precedent for the uncompromising, realistic fiction for young adults that soon followed it.
At first they work together, building shelters and gathering food. The moral of the story is that the backbone of a society depends on the ethical nature of the individuals who founded it, and not any government, or politics.
In the novella, the overthrow of the human oppressor Mr. Golding's underlying argument is that human beings are savage by nature, and are moved by primal urges toward selfishness, brutality, and dominance over others. We like to believe that we are civilized but the book shows us what could happen if we were left without rules and what we have created as humans.
This is a novel which explores the very darkest side of adolescence. The adults waging the war that marooned the boys on the island are also enacting the desire to rule others. When confronted with a choice between reason's civilizing influence and animality's self-indulgent savagery, they choose to abandon the values of the civilization that Ralph represents.
Piggy stood for intellect which every civilization needs, when he died it showed that savegery had completly taken over. Alex relates his tale in an idiom called Nadsat, a glorious invention by Burgess: You can guarantee that any brilliant and honest book for teens will be frequently banned in schools and The Catcher In the Rye has certainly suffered from this fate many a time.
Later Burgess got the chapter reinstated, arguing that he objected to his work being used to send a message that some humans are simply evil by nature. But this is no fluffy sprite: A Kestrel For a Knave by Barry Hines A teenage novel about a boy called Billy who is trying to survive his harsh existence in a small mining town in Yorkshire.
This is a life of religion and spiritual truth-seeking, in which men look into their own hearts, accept that there is a beast within, and face it squarely.
Holden's voice is superb: Fearing adoption, they keep their mother's death a secret by burying her in a cement locker in their basement. Burgess believed that all individuals, even those as violent as Alex, could reform, and that moral growth could come with age - but his US editor felt the last chapter was too 'bland' and forced him to omit it.
It is created out of necessity: The world was divided into two camps the free world and the Soviet Union much like the camps of Ralph and Jack. But, as they seek to emulate their parent's roles, an incestuous relationship develops between Julie and Jack We do not call it barbaric, merely because it is dressed in the trappings of decorum, uniform, and order.
They decide to impose order amongst themselves in a setting that is clearly without order. The novel is narrated by Michael and the first half of the book explores his sexual awakening as he falls in love with Isobel and loses his virginity to her.
The boys are rescued by a naval commander come ashore in his boat, looking down at these little boys playing savages. The makeshift civilization the boys form in Lord of the Flies collapses under the weight of their innate savagery: It is also captures the complexity of adolescence.
Golding develops this theme by having his characters establish a democratic assembly, which is greatly affected by the verbal violence of Jack's power-plays, and an army of hunters, which ultimately forms a small military dictatorship.
This same choice is made constantly all over the world, all throughout history — the source of the grief Golding sought to convey. Only in retrospect will they have a better understanding of what a leader is and what kinds of qualities he should possess.Like Lord of the Flies, the four children in The Cement Garden, are left to their own devices when their parents die.
Fearing adoption, they keep their mother's death a secret by burying her in a. The Role of Government in “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding. This event creates conflict and divisiveness among the boys, starting their slow descent into social chaos. A Comparison of Lord of the Flies and Animal Farm.
Work Cited / Sources. Golding, William. Lord of the Flies. New York: Penguin, Tweet. Send to Friend.
Share. Comparative Essay of Lord of the Flies and Animal Farm You are required to write a comparative essay. You should compare one aspect of the texts such as theme, conflict, character or relationship.
The texts are ‘Lord of the Flies’ and ‘Animal Farm’. The two books, Lord of the Flies and Animal Farm circle around the themes of power. The overarching theme of Lord of the Flies is the conflict between the human impulse towards savagery and the rules of civilization which are designed to contain and minimize it.
Throughout the novel, the conflict is dramatized by the clash between Ralph and Jack, who respectively represent. There is a book named "The Butterfly Revolution" by William Butler which I found to be somewhat similar to "Lord of the Flies".
It's about a summer camp that is taken over by the teenagers (and children). Best books like Lord of the Flies: #1 Sons and Lovers #2 Darkness at Noon #3 The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume I #4 Trainspotting #5 A Dance to the M.Download