International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Manifestation of Man’s Evil Nature in the Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Marzieh Keshavarz

This study, which investigates William Golding’s masterpiece, The Lord of the Flies, concerns man’s deterioration in the modern world and is built upon man’s struggle between his instinct for civilization and his desire for barbarism. Hence, The Lord of the Flies deals with a dystopian world which presents the manifestation of evil in a community of human beings corrupted as a result of gaining absolute freedom. In exploring the underlying factors that made Golding delve into man’s inner nature, this study first sheds light on Michel Foucault’s view of episteme that is in close relationship with the current discourses of a particular epoch of history.

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