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A Study on the Narrative Strategy in Lord of the Flies

Author SongYueQiu
Tutor LiuMingJing
School Central South University
Course English Language and Literature
Keywords William Golding Lord of the Flies Narrative structure Narrative Voice Narrative Focus
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Type Master's thesis
Year 2011
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Narrative as a discipline was formally put forward previously, and its development has been spectacular, myths and folk tales from the primary narrative form of narrative form to the modern literary studies, by the \on \Mid-1980s, narrative theory began to be gradually introduced to China, especially Frederic Jameson's speech at Peking University, brought the Chinese narrative prosperity. 1986-1992 Translation narrative is most active years, the Western narrative theory most representative works of this period are basically translated. William Golding (1911-1993) is a contemporary English literature's greatest novelists, the novel \The book by the advent in 1954, and immediately attracted wide attention. Critics have been of the \This paper attempts from the narrative perspective from three aspects to explore \This paper consists of three parts, namely the introduction, body and conclusion. First, the introductory part on its Golding novel \Respectively, from the body of the narrative structure of chapters, narrative voice, narrative perspective expand exposition explores Golding's masterpiece \The first chapter discusses the \Novel \The chapter of the novel from the perspective of four topics, analysis of structural imbalance is actually behind it reflects the modern society, the conflict between democracy and dictatorship, human and animal conflict, science and ignorance of the conflict between light and darkness conflicts. Golding was deliberately arranged through these conflicts to reveal to us human nature is evil proposition. The second chapter is from the perspective of narrative voice analysis \In addition to analyzing the author of the chapter narrative voice, but also mainly from the three little hero (Ralph, Jack, Simon) narrative voice starting to see how Golding its unique narrative voice and reveal the works of construction of complete text theme, that is, in such a unique island environment, faced with the temptation of food and survival, humanity is reduced step by step how, then degenerated into bestiality. Which represents a rational and democratic Ralph, Jack is a symbol of tyranny and brutal, while Simon is playing the role of the prophet insight into everything. The third chapter is cut from a different narrative perspective, in different contexts, by converting several small to carry the narrative perspective of the hero, revealing themes, more vivid description of the novel and reliable. Which leads us to ponder deeply the following questions: humanity and animality in the struggle, the struggle between democracy and dictatorship who is more upper hand. The last part is the conclusion. Based on detailed textual analysis, the paper concludes: Golding by \Political issues, the novel reflects the final victory over tyranny to democracy building and maintaining is long, arduous and tortuous. Human nature, the author of the Millennium everlasting overthrow word \Gender issues, there is no female form of society is impossible to reproduce the normal development and then go on. Golding is being restored to World War II and the development of peoples of the world sounded the alarm, you should re-examine the war, democracy, human and many other issues, human beings will eventually one day towards self-destruction.

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