Tag: guardians

This collection of articles explores the theme of guardians in William Golding’s iconic novel, “Lord of the Flies.” From the beginning of the story, readers witness the boys’ struggle to establish a sense of order and authority on their deserted island. The idea of guardianship emerges as they elect Ralph as their leader and assign roles such as hunters, gatherers, and watchers. However, as time passes, this idea becomes distorted and twisted with power struggles, fear, and violence. This collection examines how each character takes on a role as a guardian or rebels against it through various lenses such as psychology, sociology, and literary analysis. These articles delve into the complexities of leadership and power dynamics in “Lord of the Flies” through a critical examination of characters like Ralph, Jack, Piggy and Simon.