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We Need More Humanity, More Care, More Love
We Need More Humanity, More Care, More Love

Author(s): Alexander Hollinger
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Applied Linguistics
Published by: EDITURA ASE
Keywords: William Golding; Lord of the Flies; human nature; fables; ethical values.

Summary/Abstract: The article starts from a statement made by William Golding in his Nobel Prize forliterature acceptance speech and sets out to prove that Golding expressed a similar credoin all his novels that were meant to inculcate a moral to the reader—which the paper goes on to identify as fables. By referencing Lord of the Flies, The Inheritors, Pincher Martin,Free Fall, and The Spire, the article examines the methods Golding uses in order to getthe reader engaged, with “shock tactics” as a key component and innocence as a leitmotifin Golding’s novels. As such, a common thread is easily identifiable in his works, namelythe fables’ moral: selfishness and egotistical tendencies are the central elements of allforms of dehumanization

  • Issue Year: 3/2002
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 38-41
  • Page Count: 3
  • Language: English