• Lord of the Flies by William Golding

    Introduction to the Novel

    Essential Questions

    1.What does it mean to be civilized?

    2.What is an individual's responsibility to a community?

    3.How do society's views and stereotypes affect a person?

    4.When is the restriction of freedom a good thing?

    Themes 

    1.Humans are inherently evil and need the structure of civilization (law and order) to control them.

    2.The capacity for human nature is to be both good and evil.

    3.Defects in society can be traced to defects in human nature.

    4.A society can often be judged by the way it treats its most vulnerable citizens.

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