Golding does seek to provide a lesson in morality, but the lesson lacks the straightforward and decisive tone of the proverb that concludes most fables. At the end of Golding’s fable, the reader has learned not that evil is confined to the militaristic portion of the population as epitomized by Jack; the pacifist Ralph participated in some of the brutal tribal activities. Neither has the reader learned that science or even simple common sense will save humanity from itself; Piggy is ridiculed throughout and then killed. Mystical revelations or visionary insight into the human condition will not save us; consider the fate of the saintly Simon. Instead the reader learns that evil lives in us all, and there is no proverb to remedy that situation. By invoking the complexity that underlies human nature, Golding’s tale brings depth to the fable structure and presents a complex moral lesson as well.
Why the FUCK do people want to censor literature for VULGARITY????? Please instead censor poor writing or negative influence e.g. books that encourage poor character with neither realism, insight nor humour e.g. twilight. (okay that’s just an example but seriously. you get my point right. I mean, shit, fuck, cunt, whatever, is afterall just a word and in actuality inescapably part of LIFE because WORDS MEAN THINGS. Writers don’t just choose these words for nothing.)
And why do parents want to censor books because of themes like DEATH. I mean do you keep your child in some safe haven and protect them from the brutality of the real world by coaxing them that “all humans are immortal, grandma and grandpa will always be here and you don’t have to be appreciative for anything or anyone and you can waste all the time you want here!”
Urgh so angry. No wait stupid people don’t get me angry. I have for them only contempt and disdain.