Lord of the Flies In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, was a pretty decent book and really kept my interest most of the time. It was about a group of English boys trapped on an island after a plane crash. When they first realize they are on the island they are ecstatic, no adults, no rules, and it seemed as if they treated the predicament as a game. They build fire, feast, and make rules. As the novel continues, the boys are beginning to venture from civilization and go towards savagery. I believe the overall point of the book was civilization versus savagery and was developed throughout the novel. Fear began to spread throughout the island and it takes control of the boys’ lives and really seemed as if it caused them to destroy. What I liked about the book was the ways it showed how humans really act. How when civilization leaves and fear takes over we are left as savages. Basically in all humans, evil exists, and we eventually have to release it. It illustrations how, if put the ideal situation, the evil inside man can surface from where it is contained and come to light in the most alarming and upsetting ways. There were many conflicts in the novel; civilization vs. savagery, order vs. chaos, good vs. evil, and reason vs. impulse. They all illustrated humanity and the inner conflicts we may go through each day, yet not as big and heightened as the boys went through in the book. Made me wonder how this book could be applied to today’s society. I believe fear, superstition, and greed fuel many evil things today whether big or small. Power hungry humans fight all throughout history and is usually for these reasons. Personally, the book taught me about how people deal with situations when they are under pressure, one’s need... ... middle of paper ... ...island. Two or three is Jack, who started the war. The majority are the older kids who followed Jack. And the one or two is Ralph who took care of the small children and tried to keep order. Whether on a large scale, like in the book, or a small scale, like the haunted house, we all show our true nature during fear. We all become savages, whether it's by a lot or a little. Overall I enjoyed reading this book, I read it a few years ago in high school, but I took more from it this time and was able to apply it more to my experiences and events I have witnessed. I’m glad the novel was assigned for me to read because it really made me think about the world today and how we interact in the world. It actually brought up questions and connections that I didn’t see when I read the book years ago. This novel will always be relevant and I’m sure will be read years from now.
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I found the book to be easy, exciting reading because the story line was very realistic and easily relatable. This book flowed for me to a point when, at times, it was difficult to put down. Several scenes pleasantly caught me off guard and some were extremely hilarious, namely, the visit to Martha Oldcrow. I found myself really fond of the char...
William Golding explores the vulnerability of society in a way that can be read on many different levels. A less detailed look at the book, Lord of the Flies, is a simple fable about boys stranded on an island. Another way to comprehend the book is as a statement about mans inner savage and reverting to a primitive state without societies boundaries. By examining the Lord of the Flies further, it is revealed that many themes portray Golding’s views, including a religious persecution theme.
The island on which the boys have been stranded posses an evil and corrupting society, which depletes all innocence the boys once obtained. This is a drastic transformation as now the boys are hungry to kill and do not withhold any sense of their old civilizations moral values. William Golding shows the society people are swallowed up by molds their beliefs and values through the extensive change young, innocent, boys have gone through.
Civilization vs. savagery, reason vs. impulse, order vs. chaos, law vs. anarchy, or the broader heading of good vs. evil. This is a dilemma every single human being goes through on a daily basis. Weather we do what we know is right, live by rules, act peacefully, follow moral commands and proceed with the values we were grown up to respect or give in to our savage/ animal side, the instinct to gratify one’s immediate desires, enforce one’s will, and act violently to obtain supremacy over others. Throughout the book there are three main symbols: the conch, the signal fire, and the Lord of the Flies. These symbols help the reader to understand and capture the boys struggles to maintain civility and how they slowly graduate into what they finally become by the end of the novel: savages.
William Golding’s book, Lord of the flies, begins with the central character stuck in a jungle of which he knows little about. Ralph as we later find out his name, is the athletic, level-headed, leader of the boys on the island. He is the emotional leader of the group, and he has a major influence on all of the other characters. Ralph is used as a sort of reminder of the old world. He reminds the boys that there are laws and rules and everyone must abide for survival. When the boys realize that they are not at home anymore and they being to rely on their natural instincts they lose the society that man-kind has created. Ralph is trying hard to keep the boys together because he knows if they are not the chances of being rescued become lesser.
Upon arrival to the island the two main character's Piggy and Ralph find a conch shell, which they believe could help them find the other boys. Ralph was the appointed leader for the boys. Jack one of the other boys that is stranded on the island was appointed the job of finding food for everyone to eat.
There are many characters in the book but especially Ralph, Piggy, Jack and Simon are the main in the book. First of all when the plan was crashed in island he was one of the oldest people and became the leader. They were all by self without the adults they would needed the leader so Ralph became the leader. Later he met the fat boy Piggy, wearing glasses although he does not wanted to call like Piggy which was his nickname but every child in the island they all teased him. Piggy was easy target to tease by people but he...
The book Lord of the Flies was William Golding’s first novel he had published, and also his one that is the most well known. It follows the story of a group of British schoolboys whose plane, supposedly carrying them somewhere safe to live during the vaguely mentioned war going on, crashes on the shore of a deserted island. They try to attempt to cope with their situation and govern themselves while they wait to be rescued, but they instead regress to primal instincts and the manner and mentality of humanity’s earliest societies.
I enjoyed that the book challenged some of the biggest problems in our legal system, or even society as a whole. There is still a lot of racism going on, and this book was not afraid to exploit that. I enjoy those kinds of readings. They are the things that will eventually spark a change and shed some light on the problems that are happening right now.
I really enjoyed this book, it was a good escape. When I was reading this book I felt like I was in a different world, I felt like I was in their world. The author just wrote it in a way that everything that happens feels real. Overall this was a very good book.
This is my personal reflection about this book. First and foremost, I would like to say that this book is very thick and long to read. There are about nineteen chapters and 278 pages altogether. As a slow reader, it is a quite hard for me to finish reading it within time. It took me weeks to finish reading it as a whole. Furthermore, it is written in English version. My English is just in average so sometimes I need to refer to dictionary for certain words. Sometimes I use google translate and ask my friends to explain the meaning of certain terms.
...n idea about the human psyche and the nature of evil. Throughout the novels, we have acts that were dubbed as evil. Some of these were: the acts of the rabbi’s son, the killing of Simon, and even the joy Eliezer felt at the death of his father. All of these points and the many that weren’t mentioned all shared a singular idea. It was that the ulterior motive of these acts revolved around people reacting on instinct and desire. From these, we gain the final message of the novel that was proven time and time again. This message was that evil isn’t an act that just isn’t moral. Evil is the primal, instinctual, an animalistic rage that lives in the darker part of our heart, a part of the heart that is brought to light upon the moment the chains of civilization are broken..... A moment where we fall prey to our instincts and our conscience disappears into the darkness.
What is human nature? How does William Golding use it in such a simple story of English boys to precisely illustrate how truly destructive humans can be? Golding was in World War Two, he saw how destructive humans can be, and how a normal person can go from a civilized human beign into savages. In Lord of the Flies, William Golding uses the theme of human nature to show how easily society can collapse, and how self-destructive human nature is. Throughout the story Golding conveys a theme of how twisted and sick human nature can lead us to be. Many different parts of human nature can all lead to the collapse of society. Some of the aspects of human nature Golding plugged into the book are; destruction, demoralization, hysteria and panic. These emotions all attribute to the collapse of society. Golding includes character, conflict, and as well as symbolism to portray that men are inherently evil.