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13.03.2008 - Interpretation of dali48
William Golding's first novel, Lord of the Flies, 1954 - rapidly became a world success and has so remained... - His optimism was akin to that of other utopians, for instance H.G. Wells. The II.W.W. changed his outlook - He discovered what one human being is really able to do to another... - There were atrocities committed with cold professional skill by well-educated and cultured people - doctors, lawyers and those with a long tradition of high civilization behind them - They carried out their crimes against their own equals... - It is the wickedness in human beings that creates the evil systems - or that changes what from the beginning is, or could be, good into something inquitous and destructive... - There is a mighty religious dimension in Golding's conception of the world, though hardly Christian in the ordinary sense... - The aggressive intelligence, the power-hungry self-assertion and the overweening individualism are the source of evil and violence - individual as well as social violence... - According to him, man has 2 characteristics - the ability to murder is one, belief in "God" the other. Innocence is not entirely lost... (W. Golding, Pres. Sp. 1983)
The novel can be regarded as a description of hell or the purgatory, here on earth - The advocates of evil appear with almost diabolical traits in the form of 2 beautiful girls who are driven by a liking for its own sake... - Darkness Visible, 1979, is a dualistic book - one is tempted to say, an illustration in myth form of a Manichean philosophy with good and evil as 2 independant forces in life... (W. Golding, Press Release 1983)
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