Route from Civilization to Savager: Binary Opposites in William Golding's Lord of the Flies

Szűcs Veronika (2002) Route from Civilization to Savager: Binary Opposites in William Golding's Lord of the Flies. MA/MSc, Szegedi Tudományegyetem.

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Abstract

William Golding's Lord of the Flies is a book constructed upon contrasts or binary opposites, which appear on every level of the story; the setting, the lifestyle and the characters. In my thesis, I will ennumerate these binaries and examine how the first member of the pair turns into its counterpart as civilization is overwhelmed by savagery during the story. I will prove that all of these binary opposites can be connected to the main dichotomy civilization and savagery, which form the framework of the novel. I will demonstrate that all the pairs of oppositions are constructed in a way that one member of the pair shows a characteristic feature of civilization, the other member that of savagery. I will also expound the views of the Western way of thinking, which ranks binaries by assigning value to the members of the pairs thus creating a hierarchy between them.

Institution

Szegedi Tudományegyetem

Faculty

Gyula Juhász Teacher Training College

Department

Angol Tanszék

Discipline

Teacher Training

Specialization

angol

Supervisor(s)

SupervisorSupervisor scientific name labelEmailEHA
Simon PéterUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED

Item Type: Thesis (MA/MSc)
Date: 2002
Depositing User: JGYPK Szerkesztő
Date Deposited: 2019. May. 27. 12:47
Last Modified: 2019. May. 28. 06:48
URI: http://diploma.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/76449

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