Lord of the Flies
From Library Staff
"Labeled a parable, an allegory, a myth, a morality tale, a parody, a political treatise, even a vision of the apocalypse, Lord of the Flies has established itself as a true classic. In this story about a group of English school boys stranded on an unpopulated island, Golding explore... Read More »
The classic study of human nature which depicts the degeneration of a group of schoolboys marooned on a desert island.
Piggy's glasses might be the most famous in all of literature: they start a fire, get broken, and are stolen before the gruesome denouement of the novel.
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mauve_mosquito_3 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over
evanmfowler thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 21
jacqulyn123789 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over
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golding reenacts WWII in this book by showing how many young boys crash down into a mysterious island in a plane,and revert to savagery as their hope of survival
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.
This novel is about a group of young English boys who miraculously survived a plane crash. They are all alone in this mysterious and inhabited island of lagoons, cliffs, hills, wild pigs, flies and boulders. The author used many literary techniques to add zest to his novel. Character development, defined as a positive or heroic transformation in a character, is so well suited to Piggy – a protagonist in the novel.
A bunch of boys are stranded on an island and kill each other....
A group of school boys are the only survivors when their plane crashes on a deserted island. Forced to survive alone without adult authority the boys regress and form murderous tribes.
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Violence: Oh yeah as if the book couldn't get bad enough, 3/4 of the way through they decide to bludgeon a boy to death and then they push another one down a mountain and crush him with a rock....
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"He turned away to give them time to pull themselves together;
and waited, allowing his eyes to rest on the trim cruiser in the distance."