Lord of The Flies by William Golding

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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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  • Analyzes how golding's "lord of the flies" was a decent book that kept their interest. the characters were ecstatic, no adults, and no rules. they ventured from civilization and went towards savagery.
  • Analyzes how the book illustrated how evil exists in humans, and we eventually have to release it. it illustrated humanity and the inner conflicts we may go through each day, yet not as big and heightened as the boys.
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