Lord of The Flies

by WIlliam Golding

Character Analysis

Three character traits

-Smart: He used piggy's glasses to start a fire

-Kind: He tried to take care of all the boys and saw them as brothers

-Encouraging: He thinks positive and tries to get the boys to not give up


Ralph changed , he became more scared and running out of hope. Over time Ralph just didn't know what to do anymore because nobody would listen.

Describe the setting (the island)

The island looks like nobody is there. It is a beautiful place with lots of plants and trees. Has a nice view of the ocean and like a small beach. Also there is a cave and streams with fresh water.
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What is the theme of the story?

The theme of the story is that rules are important, shows clash against society and order and loss of innocence. Rules are important because without rules there wont be any control and everything will be chaos, doing whatever they want. It also shows those who don't want to listen to rules and do whatever they want for example the boys creating a small group where they become savage with no control and destroy whatever is in there way. The boys in the group, they had no idea what they did led too, they were not the same boys as before they have changed by being in that island. The boys did not even know who or what they were anymore

Who is the author?

William Gerald Golding was an English novelist, playwright, and poet. Best known for his novel Lord o the flies, he won a Nobel Prize in Literature, and was also awarded the Booker Prize for literature in 1980 for his novel Rites of Passage, the first book in what became his sea trilogy, To the Ends of the Earth. He was a schoolmaster teaching Philosophy and English in 1939, then just English from 1945 to 1962 at Bishop Wordsworth's School , Salisbury, Wiltshire. Golding married Ann Brookfield, an analytic chemist, on 30 September 1939 and they had two children, Judith and David. During World War II , Golding joined the Royal Navy in 1940. n 1985, Golding and his wife moved to Tullimaar House at Perranarworthal , near Truro, Cornwall. He died of heart failure eight years later, on 19 June 1993.