Describe some of the ways the vision of a human “at once heroic and sick” (Chapter 6) is represented in the novel and within the larger context of history as well. Does Golding prescribe a remedy for the “sickness”?
Jack gains power over many of the boys by exploiting their fear of the mythical beast. How does Jack manipulate the myth of the beast to legitimize his authority?
How does the novel reflect the Cold War and the public’s concerns about the conflict between democracy and communism? Does the novel take a side? (Remember to cite all of your research sources in your bibliography.)