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Lord Of The Flies MAG

By Anonymous

   Lord of the Flies by William Golding is a terrific book about a group of British children who are left isolated on an island, and eventually begin to kill each other as they lose their sanity. The book not only tells an exciting adventure story, though, it also describes on a deeper level, the thin line between civility and sanity, and violent insanity.

The book opens with a group of children choosing a leader among themselves and deciding on a group of laws to live by. When one of the older children named Jack, is not chosen leader, he begins his own rebellion and attracts many fellow rebels. As the story develops, Jack and his band begin to disobey the rules, and eventually form a completely separate community. As the two commun-ities develop, Jack's group becomes more uncivilized, and eventually his group murders a member of the other group out of blind hate and insanity.

Through this story of innocent young children who become dangerous, Golding teaches the lesson that even young people, however innocent, can become insane as a result of a lack of authority, government, and civilized neighbors to guide them.


This article has 7 comments.

i love this !

Eli Schaefer said...
on May. 4 2014 at 12:46 pm
I live in Brookline to.

on Oct. 9 2010 at 10:59 am
EmilyClark BRONZE, Wayne, Pennsylvania
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I love this book and the symbolism in it. The author allows the pages to come to life and I love the concept of fire in this book, metaphorically and physically.

resilva BRONZE said...
on Aug. 12 2009 at 10:29 pm
resilva BRONZE, Jacksonville, Florida
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Great review, I'm glad to see I'm not the only teenager who has read that book. (I was starting to think I was). Terrific book, especially the title (a reference to the deadly sin of gluttony and its demon) but deeply disturbing and sad.

Havanna said...
on Apr. 16 2009 at 8:18 pm
Havanna, Perthshire, Other
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i really want to read that now thanx!!!!

on Oct. 20 2008 at 1:53 pm
i liked it alut

on Aug. 14 2008 at 7:34 pm
This review is a good one.

When I read this story, I was shocked. Then I began thinking about the story, and all of the ideas in it. It is a great book.