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William Golding’s literature piece Lord of the Flies provides an incisive insight into human nature

William Golding’s literature piece Lord of the Flies provides an incisive insight into human nature. In the novel, a group of young boys get into a plane crash on an inhabited island during an outbreak of a world war with no adult supervision. On the island in a society and environment where there are no rules or civility set in place the group of young boys human nature become visible. In response to a question asked of Sir William Golding, he replied, “The theme is an attempt to trace the defects of society of human nature. The moral is that the shape of a society must depend on the ethical nature of the individual and not on any political system however apparently logical or respectable.”