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Island of Eden(lord of the flies)

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2 The Garden of Eden; for centuries mankind has been fascinated and influenced by it. The world of literature has been influence especially. William Golding's Lord of the Flies is one example. The island the British school boys are trapped on symbolizes a lost Garden of Eden. Some similarities between Eden and the island are that the island mirrors the garden, civilization, and the savage and murderous nature of humans. The island in Lord of the Flies that the boys are stranded on has a mirror image of the Garden of Eden. When the boys first arrive on the island, it is untouched. But as time progresses the destruction the boys are causing becomes evident. ...read more.

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Eden is no longer on Earth because mankind has destroyed it and we are also currently destroying the rest of the world as well. The island and Eden are both devastated in the end and the fates if both are identical. Adam and Eve are a start of the human race and its civilization. When the boys are trapped on the island, they are also the beginning of civilization. God created Adam in image of himself. He then created Eve from Adam. Adam and Eve procreate and reproduce. Eventually, thousands upon thousands if years later it is present day and there is the current civilization of today. The boys are their own civilization on this deserted island. ...read more.

Conclusion

Abel raised livestock whereas Cain grew crops. God preferred Abel's flocks to Cain's crops. Cain got jealous and murdered Abel. The same happens in Lord of the Flies. Although Jack and Ralph are not brothers, it is the same situation. Ralph is favoured by the other boys and is elected chief. Jack wanted to be chief and comes jealous of Ralph. Even at the end when all the boys join his tribe he still wishes to murder Ralph. He would have prevailed if not the navel captain appeared. The island is indeed a lost Garden of Eden. From the physical destruction, evolution and civilization, and murder, there is no doubt about it. The Garden my still be around today, only waiting to be found or written about in another classic novel. The Lost Eden Cassi Moore ENG2DI-05 Ms. Redlich-Stowe November 24, 2006 Forest Heights Collegiate Institute ...read more.

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