Lord of the Flies - Compare and Contrast Essay

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Lord of the Flies - Compare and Contrast


In the novel, Lord of the Flies, and the short story, “The Most Dangerous Game,” dealt
with the savagery of humans. In the short story, it dealt with killing for entertainment
purposes. The hunter, General Zaroff, liked a challenging prey in the hunt, but animals
weren’t good enough, so he decided to use humans as his prey. In the novel they, Jack’s
and Ralph’s tribe, started killing each other because there was tension between the two
tribes. In the end, Ralph’s tribe had betrayed him, or had been killed. In both stories,
there are many similarities and differences.


One similarity is that both stories show how after killing animals, they are able to start
killing humans without pain. On their first kill, they were probably very nervous. Now
that they are professional hunters, it became nearly second-hand nature. This is an
implied theme because the characters didn’t just say that this was one of the themes, they
implied it with their actions and words. They first started killing small prey, but
General Zaroff got tired and bored of their stupidity. He later started hunting humans
because it was probably the hardest prey on this planet.


Another similarity is that Jack had his tribe to help him kill and General Zaroff had Ivan
and his hounds to help. This helped them ease the pain of murder because it transferred
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