Lord of the Flies

William Golding

About the Author and Book

The author of "The Lord of the Flies" is William Golding. Golding is an English author that wrote the novel "Lord of the Flies," he is a Nobel Prize-winning author. This novel is about a group of self-governed, adroit, English boys that crashed on an island and struggled to survive. The adolescent view of the world made them think that survival would be simple. As the story progresses they unanimously choose a "chief" to create order in the group. They soon find out that listening to one person can lead to a disaster, and chaos erupts. Each person becomes more independent and they each become an individual savage struggling to survive alone. Something is on the island with the boys as evil lurks over them, then within them.

Why Should you/I read it?

This novel shows the dark side in humanity and the struggle to survive. As the story unfolds the reader will be mesmerized by how quickly this tropical island becomes a living nightmare. Lord of the Flies is an allegory is an allegory about human nature and survival of the fittest. The book makes the reader wonder whether he or she would live in a society with order and rules or where fending for yourself is key.

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