PSYCHOLOGICAL ELEMENTS IN WILLIAM GOLDING'S LORD OF THE FLIES

Shweta Patel

Abstract


By 1940 Europe was in midst of one of the most horrifying phases of human history. In the wake of the first world war back to an economic and social normalcy. The destruction of the social, political, economic and spiritual structures of society had left the human masses in state if shock. Despite the damage caused by the greed and ambition of the nation many rulers still craved for power and glory twisting scientific advancement into pseudoscientific mumbo-jumbo to suit their individual megalomaniac aspiration those in power across Europe abandoned all sense of moral responsibility and went on to pursue their bloodthirsty goals on hand the establishment of ‘The League of Nations’ in Europe signify a moral sense of upholding society and human rights. Contradictorily establishment of dictatorial regimes seemed to overwhelm the moral standing of ‘the League of Nations’. The clash between the ‘supposed’ moral stance of League of Nations and the juggernaut of Nazi and fascist advancement lead to the greatest spectacle in the arena of human history. At a psychological level the raw undiluted aspiration for power demonstrated by the Nazis and the fascist can be analysed as being rooted in human psyche while the conscientious stance of the league of nation is again a facet of human psyche.

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