Lord of the Flies
This was the most interesting book I have ever read. It is sort of a cross
written so superbly, it did not take long for me to get into and finish it.
savagery and sadistic nature to which all but a few succumb. The other boys
struggle between good and evil. The ending of the novel concludes in a
gut-wrenching showdown between the two.
writing style was a little hard to follow. The main problem was that the
problem appeared in few spots, however, and for the most part the book was
easy to read.
I think that males would enjoy this book mainly because of the fact that all
insight who can understand Golding’s symbolism. This book also made a very
peculiar in that he likes to be alone and take long walks into the jungle
while most of the other boys play. He also discovers the beast that every
Being an enthusiastic and long time book reader, I think Lord of the Flies
is a great book. It is very intriguing and seems to place a terrible spell
over the reader who gets lured into this arousing adventure. I spent four
The Last Herald Mage. All of these books have incredible story lines with
subjects facing our society today.
the story. This topic was very intriguing. It dealt with the many flaws and
desires of human nature, and how devastating these factors can be to a
culture with no directions or order to follow. I enjoyed how the story
showed that even the youngest and most innocent of humans strive for power
theme shows the greed that has been bred into all humans.
There was very little I disliked about this book. The mood was a little dark
tended to skip around sometimes and use difficult dialect and terms that can
confuse the reader, but this happened rarely. I think all serious readers
would like this book. Probably the people who could enjoy this book the most
would be the faithful followers of Science Fiction and Adventure novels who
portrays the many sides of human nature, values, and morals.
I will probably read this book again. It was such a good novel it might
learned from Lord of the Flies is that people can not let one thing control
Flies was a great novel and I know when ever I think about this book, the
scene I see is one of a young boy talking to a bloody pig’s head on a stick
in the middle of a beautiful, sunny little field, scattered with bright
Lord of the Flies is an action-packed book which takes place on an
from a third-person omniscient point-of-view, this story’s mood is extremely
The protagonist in Lord of the Flies is Ralph. At the beginning of the story
significantly. He is one of the few boys who realizes that the only way to
survive is through peace and order. Because he summons the boys at the
beginning of the novel with the conch he and Piggy find, they look upon him
as the most responsible of the boys and elect him chief over the humiliated
Jack. Jack Merridew, Ralph’s main antagonist, is older than most of the
the hunters by Ralph. He and his hunters become sadistic and detached from
becomes full of chaos and corruption.
Piggy is a fat little boy who remains close to Ralph’s side throughout the
story. Although he is intellectually insightful, Piggy is weak and endlessly
complains about their troubles. Most of the other boys bully him even though
to the island with hints of evil. He is constantly bullying Piggy and other
small kids. Roger follows Jack, who exploits his dark side, and by the end
are shown by the way he takes care of the “littluns”. He is the only boy who
discovers the beast on the island that everybody fears. Simon’s symbolism in
this story offers a meaning deeper than just a young, bashful boy.
The main conflict in Lord of the Flies is between Ralph and Jack. The
beginning of their struggle stems from the very start of the novel when
Ralph is elected chief over Jack. Jack and his hunters eventually form their
own group apart from the others. Uncivilized to say the least, his savages
are totally stripped of what society has impressed upon them. Ralph demands
peace on the island but to no avail. Their struggle symbolizes that of good
Because he is weak and a bit chubby, Piggy is in constant conflict with the
other boys who mock and bully him. Jack is the instigator in this struggle,
belittling Piggy at every chance. This conflict escalates until the end of
the story when Roger kills him.
The turning point of the novel occurs when Jack and his hunters have a feast
to celebrate breaking away from Ralph and forming their own tribe. During
this sadistic event, the boys are invited to join Jack and many accept.
and when Simon crawls out of the forest with his message about the beast, he
himself is mistaken for the for it and is torn apart in by the frenzied
children. At this point Ralph loses most of his control over almost all the
kids, and Jack begins to take over.
After the feast, things only get worse for Ralph and his remaining
fire, Piggy’s glasses. The next day Ralph, Piggy, and Samneric journey to
Piggy, still holding the conch, desperately tries to be heard over the
scuffle but Roger, the most evil of all the hunters, heaves an immense
boulder upon him, crushing both Piggy and the symbol of sanity and order,
the conch. The next day Jack organizes and island-wide manhunt for Ralph.
The leader of the savages sets the bushes on fire in an attempt to flush him
out. The fugitive is chased across most of the blazing island when, with
nowhere to run, he collapses at the foot of a cheerful naval officer who was
attracted by the smoke. When Ralph recalls the atrocities that he and the
other boys had committed, he bursts into tears.
trace the defects of society back to the defects of human nature”. In this
novel, he presents some serious warnings about humanity and what is needed
to mature the human race into that of a better civilization. In conclusion,
this story is an excellent portrayal of human nature that is bound to make
an impression on the reader.