ISSN: (Online) 2321 -4155
ISSN: (Print) 2320 -7000

 

 

JOURNAL OF INDIAN RESEARCH
VOLUME : 5, ISSUE : 2, April-June, 2017 (ISSN No. : 2321-4155)
 
       

THE THEME OF VIOLENCE IN GOLDING: A STUDY OF HIS SELECT NOVELS

Kanak Raj Chandna*

 
ABSTRACT
Violence can be explained as an expression of martial tendency of man to show his prowess and to subdue the weaker sections in the society. On account of it being a base instinct in man’s psyche, it is linked with the primitive, barbaric self of man. This inherent barbaric self of man is always in search of pride and hate. Golding’s novels exhibit the increasing tendency of people to resort to violence in any form. Golding seems to suggest that it is impossible to eradicate violence from the society. But by reposing our faith in the spiritual life, we can scale down the level of violence. The paper explores the theme of sublimation of violence through spiritual urge in Golding’s works.
 
KEYWORD
Keywords: Free Fall, Lord of the Flies, New People, Pincher Martin, spiritual values.

 

 

 

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