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GCSE: JRR Tolkien
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Comparing the similarity in themes in Alex Garland's 'The Beach' and William Golding's 'Lord of the Flies'.4 star(s)
Seeing my two travelling companions on such friendly terms with the other swimmers felt strange. They were all laughing and calling each other by name. It made me realise how much I'd been left out by sleeping through the first night and day in the camp. The Beach This is the first sign of isolation in The Beach and from here, the portrayal of Richard becomes increasingly isolated as the plot progresses. Similarly in Lord of the Flies, Simon begins as a respected member of the community and is selected by Ralph, the leader, to accompany him exploring.
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