A Reflection on the Relationship Between Individuals and Institution in the Novel of “Lord of the Flies”
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- “Lord of the Flies”, individuals and social system, individuals and environment, interpersonal relationship
“Lord of the Flies” inherits the narrative mode of traditional British desert island literature: the protagonist accidentally lives on the desert island, and the protagonist struggles to survive on the desert island and finds a way to return to society. But its narrative themes and characters’ personalities are different from works such as Robinson Crusoe and Coral Island. Defoe created a rational society in his works, while Ballantine portrayed a group of outstanding young people, praising the optimistic and cheerful national spirit. “Lord of the Flies” subverts the perfect image of children in traditional desert island literature and explains the consequences of the conflict between individuals and social systems. The disharmonious relationship between man and social system is doomed to collapse the civilization and system established by the boys on the desert island. This paper analyzes the abstract relationship between people and social systems through the relationship between individuals and the environment and the relationship between people.
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TY - CONF AU - Liping Zhu PY - 2020 DA - 2020/09/07 TI - A Reflection on the Relationship Between Individuals and Institution in the Novel of “Lord of the Flies” BT - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Art Studies: Science, Experience, Education (ICASSEE 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 285 EP - 290 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200907.050 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.200907.050 ID - Zhu2020 ER -