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Lord of the Flies Reading Lord Of The Flies Author William Golding It Could Have Been The Setting Of An Idyllic Picnic Or A Boisterous Boyscout Outing A Group Of Boys Aged Between Six And Twelve Are Dropped By An Aeroplane On An Uninhabited Island Somewhere In The Tropics The Only Problem Is That The Plane Goes Down In Flames, So That No One Knows Where The Boys Are Soon The Picnic Turns Into A Horrible Nightmare In The Absence Of Teachers And Parents, The Innocent Little Kids Become Bloodthirsty Savages And Sadistic Little Creatures You Should Have Seen The Blood.

  • Paperback
  • 232 pages
  • Lord of the Flies
  • William Golding
  • English
  • 27 January 2018
  • 9789001561154

About the Author: William Golding

Lord of the Flies Golding spent two years in Oxford focusing on sciences however, he changed his educational emphasis to English literature, especially Anglo Saxon.During World War II, he was part of the Royal Navy which he left five years later His bellic experience strongly influenced his future novels Later, he became a teacher and focused on writing Some of his influences are classical Greek literature, such as Euripides, and The Battle of Maldon, an Anglo Saxon oeuvre whose author is unknown.The attention given to Lord of the Flies, Golding s first novel, by college students in the 1950s and 1960s drove literary critics attention to it He was awarded the Booker Prize for literature in 1980 for his novel

10 thoughts on “Lord of the Flies

  1. says:

    I read this book a long time ago, long enough to where I barely remembered anything past the basic premise So I picked it up again, only to wish I hadn t There s a reason why they teach this book in middle school in order to enjoy this book, one s intellectual cognizance must be that of a child, because otherwise you ll spend the entire time picking out everything that s wrong with the book And there s a lot to pick out.From what little of the story that is actually coherent, I can see why this book has had a lasting effect on social commentary since it s initial publishing The overlying illustration of how easily man can devolve back to his feral instincts is striking, yet could have been infinitesimally effective in the hands of a decent writer See, I would have cared a bit about the little island society of prepubescent boys and their descent into barbarism if you know, any of the characters had been developed AT ALL Instead, we re thrown interchangeable names of interchangeable boys who are only developed enough to conform to the basic archetypes Golding requires to hobble his little story along The Leader, The Rebel, The Fat Kid, The Nose Picker, etc Were he born in this time,...

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    This book is horrifying I m scared like hell Totally.I was expecting an adventure book telling about some children who got stranded in an island, but ended up with goosebumps.A bit of synopsis A number of English school boys suffered from a plane accident causing them to get stranded in an uninhibited island The period was maybe during the World War II Trying to be civilized, they elected a leader for themselves as well started the division of tasks hunters, fire watchers, etc Things turned bad when there s a power struggle between the group leaders, worsened by various sightings of a monster in the island No, don t think about Lost because this is way different.No wonder I had goosebumps at the end, because this book is so true to what happens in the world today When men tried to govern themselves and started the whole process with goodwill inside , but blinded with egotism and lust for power, tragedy...

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    Kids are evil Don t you know I ve just finished rereading this book for my book club but, to be honest, I ve liked it ever since my class were made to read it in high school Overall, Lord of the Flies doesn t seem to be very popular, but I ve always liked the almost Hobbesian look at the state of nature and how humanity behaves when left alone without societal rules and structures Make the characters all angel faced kids with sadistic sides to their personality and what do you have Just your average high school drama, but set on a desert island With a bit bloody murder But not that much .In 1954, when this book was published, Britain was in the process of being forced to face some harsh realities that it had blissfully chosen to ignore beforehand that it is not, in fact, the centre of the universe, and the British Empire was not a thing of national pride, but an embarrassing infringement on the freedom and rights of other human beings Much of British colonialism had been justified as a self righteous mission to educate and modernise foreign savages So when put into its historical context, alongside the decolonisation movements, this book could be said to be an interesting deconstruction of white, Western supremacy Of course, to a modern reader there s a lot of racism in this book The racial aspect is a big factor Golding establishes from the very first page that Ralph is a perfect white, blonde haired, blue eyed, private school boy And Piggy even asks Which is be...

  4. says:

    Lord of the Flies is one of the most disturbing books I ve ever read It was required high school reading and since then, I ve read it four times It is as disturbing now as it was then Using a group of innocent ...

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    We did everything adults would do What went wrong For me, this quote sums up the entire book It s a powerful exploration of humanity and the wrongness of our society and it also demonstrates the hypocrisy of war Adults judge the behaviour of children, but are they really any better I think not The scary thing about this book is how real it is The Lord of the Flies bespeaks the brilliance of realistic dystopian fiction, it gives you a possible world scenario, a bunch of very human characters and then it shows you want might happen when they are thrown into a terrible situation they act like monsters or humans What Golding shows us is that we are not so far from our primal nature, from our so called killer instincts, and all it takes is a little push out of the standard world we live in for us to embrace our darker side The boys act in accordance with what they have seen in the world though they don t understand limits Power creates authority and violence is a way to achieve the peace you want Sort of ironic isn t it They go to war amongst themselves and in doing so lose all sense of childhood innocence They grow up They learn what humans are capable of doing when pushed They become savages and reject civilisation and create their own sense of community, though in another display of irony t...

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    They accepted the pleasures of morning, the bright sun, the whelming sea and sweet air, as a time when play was good and life so full that hope was not necessary and therefore forgotten So this was a book many people had to read when they went to school and in some way this already says a lot about Lord of the Flies Like so many of the books that are required to be read during people s educational careers this one wasn t only full of serious topics but also dealt with ethical values.I mean we have boys between the ages of 6 and 12 who are stranded on an island after they had a plane crash There is no adult who would force them to stay in line there is no authority that would tell them what s right or wrong They are left to their own devices and even though they were doing as good as you would expect schoolboys to do, they still were fairly decent at the beginning of the book I agree with Ralph We ve got to have rules and obey them After all, we re not savages We re English and the English are the best at everything So we ve got to do the right things Oh, how...

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    508 Lord of the flies, William GoldingLord of the Flies is a 1954 novel by Nobel Prize winning British author William Golding The book focuses on a group of British boys stranded on an uninhabited island and their disastrous attempt to govern themselves 1353 372 1385 964667...

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    We did everything adults would do What went wrong You did everything adults would do That s what went wrong.There is much to be said against this novel, and it has been said, eloquently, poignantly, many times Let me make a case for keeping it on the curriculum despite the dated language, the graphic violence, the author s personalityThere are two myths about adolescents, and this novel does away with them in a admittedly drastic way First of all, there is no general innocence in adolescents They do what grown ups do, but in a less mature and experienced way That means they cheat, lie and steal, and use violence to achieve their goals, and they are vain and interested in dominating and manipulating others But they are also caring, loving and resourceful, and willing to serve the community in which they participate.The second myth regards the helplessness and general dependence of adolescents, which is also only true as long as they have grown ups around Leave adolescents alone, and they will organise themselves The best example of what happens to a group of teenagers left alone is shown if a teacher in a civilised school in a civilised country leaves for just a couple of minutes If you have never experienced the amount of destructive power that is possible in that short time span, you might think Golding exaggerates Unfortunately, I can see any group of students turning into the characters in The Lord Of The Flies i...

  10. says:

    Years after I read this masterpiece, it is still chilling Golding spins a yarn that could have been told centuries ago, primal human nature unmoored from civilization does not take long to break away and devolve into a feral thing.As good today, and as hauntin...

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