Lord of the Flies

By: William Golding


At the dawn of the next world war, a plane crashes on an uncharted island, stranding a group of schoolboys, At first, with no adult supervision, their freedom is something to celebrate. This is far from civilization they can do anything they want. Anything.

But as order collapses, as strange howls echo in the night, as terror begins its reign, the hope of adventure seems as far removed from reality as the hope of being rescued...


The theme of the Lord of the Flies is the conflict between the human impulse towards savagery and the rules of civilization which are designed to contain and minimize it.

Persuasive Techniques

Word Games: Name Calling- Throughout the book, Ralph calls Piggy "Piggy" because of what he looks like.

False Connections: Testimonial- Throughout the book, there is a certain conch shell that is used to gather the kids on the island and to let them know that a meeting is soon to be held

Main Characters