Tag: instincts

This collection of articles explores the theme of instincts in William Golding’s classic novel “Lord of the Flies”. Through a range of critical perspectives, the authors examine how the boys’ primal instincts for survival and power drive their actions on the island, leading to both violent conflict and moments of cooperation. The collection also considers how Golding uses symbolism and allegory to comment on human nature and civilization, as well as the role of reason and morality in controlling our innate impulses. From discussions of Freudian psychology to explorations of the novel’s historical context, these articles offer a nuanced understanding of one of literature’s most enduring explorations of instinctual behavior.