Lord of the Flies

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If you were trapped on an island trying to fight for your life, what would you do? This is explored in Lord of the Flies and “The Most Dangerous Game” Lord of the Flies and “The Most Dangerous Game” are worthy of comparison in terms of conflict, similar setting, and irony. Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding, is about a group of young boys whose plane was crashed on an island. The boys have gone to great lengths to survive. “The Most Dangerous Game” written by Richard Connell is a short story about a famous hunter named Rainsford. He falls off of his boat in the middle of the night when he hears a gunshot in the distance on an island. He is forced to swim to “Ship Wreck Island” where he meets General Zaroff also a famous hunter. Rainsford soon is forced to fight for his life when he realizes the Generals idea of hunting has an abnormal twist. Lord of the Flies and “The Most Dangerous Game” can be compared by there conflict. Lord of the Flies shows character vs. character. “Jack wrenched free and swung at Ralph with his spear” (Golding page 196) the quote shows how Ralph and Jack are fighting. This shows how Jack has stopped caring and has lost his social well being. “The Most Dangerous Game” shows character vs. character. “Your brain against mine, your strength and stamina against mine,” (Connell page 48) this quote shows Zaroff and Rainsford’s conflict. Jack and Captain Zaroff are alike because the island has both of them being uncivilized. The island is important to the conflict because without the island the characters would have to go by rules. Therefore both “The Most Dangerous Game” and Lord of the Flies have similar conflicts. Lord of the flies and “The Most Dangerous Game” can be compared by setting. Lord of the Flies takes place on an island. “We can all have a good time on this Island” (Golding page 33) due to being on the island it causes the boys to have to make sacrifices. Also it allows the boys to do what ever they...
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