Black Like Me and Lord Of The Flies comparison essay

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Monday, January 14, 2008 Black Like Me and Lord Of The Flies comparison essay People are always looking for a perfect world, one without violence, racism, poverty or to sum it all together, corruption. The novels Black Like Me and Lord OfThe Flies represents dystopia on earth, and how there can never be a perfect society free of violence and hatred. There can never be a utopian civilization among society because there will always be individuals in power who control the weak which leads to hate, violence and freedom. There can never be a utopian society because there will always be individuals who harbor hate for others. This can be seen in both Black Like Me and Lord Of The Flies. Throughout the story in Black Like Me there are many incidents where hatred is aroused for others. The central theme of this book is based on racism which is just another form of biased hatred. John Griffin experiences a great deal of racism and hatred due to his skin color and example of when hatred was prevalent in the story is when white people teased him and call him names. "I'm going to get you Mr.No-Hair. I'm after you. there ain't no place you go I won't get you. If it takes all night, I’ll get you-so count on it"(November 8 pg 34).” Another example of hatred throughout the story is how generally he does not get treated well by white people. "She jerked the bill furiously from my hand and stepped away from the window. in a moment she reappeared to hurl my change and the ticket on the counter with such force most of it fell on the floor at my feet." (November 14 pg 51). These are just two examples of hatred in this novel, but there many more that exist. A large group of people are put together in a community there are bound to be conflicts and disagreements. Conflicts and disagreements can lead to hatred. Lord OfThe Flies was no

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