Essay Comparing Lord Of The Flies And The Garden Of Eden

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When thinking about classic stories, what comes to mind? Most would say books like a Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens or How to Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Many might also think of a book called the Lord of the Flies by William Golding. When thinking of classics, though, books from a long time ago tend to not come to mind, like the Bible. The Bible is thought to date back to the 6th century B.C. and one of the most well known stories throughout all of time is the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Some stories even take inspiration from this story in the Bible, even a story mentioned earlier: Lord of the Flies. These two stories are alike in quite a few ways, including how both of the stories had characters that tried to create the perfect paradise, they both had an Adam and an Eve, and they both had a beast. The Garden of Eden is known to be the most beautiful and amazing paradise that has ever been. Jack’s tribe in Lord of the Flies tried to recreate that with the island that the boys got trapped on by trying to make it perfect and fun-filled. The Garden of Eden had plentiful fruit and other types …show more content…
They all stand for certain ideas and explain humanity. They also are connected in quite a few ways. Jack was just like Eve. He was the one who chased savagery, just like how Eve ate the apple. Jack also led others to savagery and put the others in danger, which is the same as how Eve showed Adam the apple and had him eat it. In the story, Adam can be compared to all of the boys in his tribe along with his hunters. As Adam and Eve became more sinful and grew further from God, they decided to use some fig leaves as aprons. This is represented in Lord of the Flies as the face paint that Jack’s tribe uses. “They understood all too well the liberation into savagery that the concealing paint brought” (172). There were a ton of different comparisons between the characters in these two

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