Purpose vs thesis

It seems to me that the author is suggesting that all men are still savages at heart and that civilization is just a thin veneer which can easily break down when men find themselves in an unstructured setting. (This is what happened to Kurtz in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness .) The boys are particularly susceptible to reverting to savagery on his deserted island because they are young and have not been subjected to much enculturation during their brief lifetimes. What is happening to all of them is happening on a worldwide scale where World War II is raging. There the grown men are also reverting to savagery, and if the war had gone on for many more years, as it does in H. G. Wells' novel Things to Come , civilization would have degenerated into a new Dark Ages. Your thesis for your paper on Lord of the Flies might be something like this:

Purpose vs thesis

purpose vs thesis


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