ï»¿The power of literature is that it highlights significant social issues within society.
Argue point of view/position of the essay, outline points.
One of the many different uses or powers of literature is that it can put you in someone elseâ€™s shoes, it allows the reader to see and acknowledge issues that are otherwise confronting or uncomfortable. Literature, for hundreds of years has been used as a tool to persuade you to think a certain way, to see things from a different point of view and even to bring to light issues within society itself. The most written about are bullying, violence and forced maturity.
In William Goldings Lord of the Flies these issues are all ...view middle of the document...
Thanks to social media it is easier to convince children and young adults that they should be more grown up, wear tighter clothes, and by doing so children leave behind their childhood before they even fully have a chance to experience it.
At the commencement of the novel, the author introduces Ralph as an innocent boy far from adulthood. Almost immediately, Ralph is described as a "fair boy." This phrase indicates a stereotype of the perfect child--blonde hair and blue eyes with blemish-free skin, which the author manipulated to show innocence. As the climax approaches, Ralph begins to mature slightly as chaos erupts.
During the events that surround the devastation of the island, Ralph shows that he is more of an adult than any of the "barbarians" roaming the island. After being a part of Simon's death, Ralph revisits the event in his head and cannot believe that he was part of a "murder." Ralph is the only character on the island to view Simon's death as illicit, demonstrating further maturation. Ralph's childhood is replaced now by maturity many adults never attain, setting him far ahead of the rest.
Jack/ Violence and anger/Quote from book
Violence has always been a recurring issue in society, today, ten years ago, a hundred years ago; it is always going to be a part of the world, because it will always be a part of the human race. Itâ€™s the animalistic instinct of fight or flight; someone with more control and ability to rationalise would know that mindless violence is not something to participate in. Someone with less control wouldnâ€™t see it that way, if they were insulted, they would give no thought to the consequences of their actions before they attacked.
Violence is one of the key themes in William Goldingâ€™s, â€œLord of the Fliesâ€ because the novel is about the breakdown of society. A group of boys find themselves on the perfect island, away from authority. What should be an exciting adventure soon turns into something far worse. It becomes about living instinctively and the survival of the fittest.Â There are references to violence on several levels. Â They are: (Quotes)
Piggy/Bullying/Quote from book
Bullying in modern society is a massive problem, mostly because it is becoming increasingly easier to bully someone without reaping the...