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kindle ó Lord of the Flies Ð Paperback read î [Epub] ❧ Lord of the Flies ➛ William Golding – Dcmdirect.co.uk 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 far from civBeing rescued Labeled a parable an allegory a myth a morality tale a parody a political treatise even a vision of the apocalypse Lord of the Flies is perhaps our most memorable novel about “the end of innocence the darkness of man’s heart? We did everything adults would do What went wrong? You did everything adults would do That's what went wrongThere is much to be said against this novel and it has been said elouently poignantly many times Let me make a case for keeping it on the curriculum despite the dated language the graphic violence the author's personality There are two myths about adolescents and this novel does away with them in a admittedly drastic way First of all there is no general innocence in adolescents They do what grown ups do but in a less mature and experienced way That means they cheat lie and steal and use violence to achieve their goals and they are vain and interested in dominating and manipulating others But they are also caring loving and resourceful and willing to serve the community in which they participateThe second myth regards the helplessness and general dependence of adolescents which is also only true as long as they have grown ups around Leave adolescents alone and they will organise themselves The best example of what happens to a group of teenagers left alone is shown if a teacher in a civilised school in a civilised country leaves for just a couple of minutes If you have never experienced the amount of destructive power that is possible in that short time span you might think Golding exaggerates Unfortunately I can see any group of students turning into the characters in The Lord Of The Flies if they are put in the situation I even know who would be the leaders who would fight who would bully who would play along and who would go under Add teenage girls to the mixture and hell breaks looseReading this novel with teenagers if it is done with a big heart for their developmental stages and their hormonal glitches gives them an opportunity to discuss a topic they already know everything about from their own lives but often keep hidden from naive romantic grown ups the heart of an adolescent has dark corners and it is important to shed light on the pain young people are able to cause each other if they are under the impression that they are not seen by the higher authority of the grown up worldTeenagers are grown ups in training and they make all the beginner mistakes without having the perspective to see the end of the tunnel Reading offers perspective

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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 far from civilization the boys can do anything they want An This book is horrifying I'm scared like hell TotallyI was expecting an adventure book telling about some children who got stranded in an island but ended up with goosebumpsA bit of synopsis A number of English school boys suffered from a plane accident causing them to get stranded in an uninhibited island The period was maybe during the World War II Trying to be civilized they elected a leader for themselves as well started the division of tasks hunters fire watchers etc Things turned bad when there's a power struggle between the group leaders worsened by various sightings of a monster in the island No don't think about Lost because this is way differentNo wonder I had goosebumps at the end because this book is so true to what happens in the world today When men tried to govern themselves and started the whole process with goodwill inside but blinded with egotism and lust for power tragedy and destruction in society are inevitableHuman nature is corrupt it only takes a trivial thing to make its nature controlled by nothing but malice This book represents a perfect allegory for men Culture fails repeatedly and no matter how hard we can repress it nothing will ever stop the drive to become savagesDespite its length and easy to read narration this is certainly one of the most haunting powerful books I've ever read Now I know why this book is listed in so many lists of greatest books in the 20th century

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Lord of the FliesYthing They attempt to forge their own society failing however in the face of terror sin and evil And as order collapses as strange howls echo in the night as terror begins its reign the hope of adventure seems as far from reality as the hope of “We did everything adults would do What went wrong?” For me this uote sums up the entire book It’s a powerful exploration of humanity and the wrongness of our society and it also demonstrates the hypocrisy of war Adults judge the behaviour of children but are they really any better? I think not The scary thing about this book is how real it is The Lord of the Flies bespeaks the brilliance of realistic dystopian fiction it gives you a possible world scenario a bunch of very human characters and then it shows you want might happen when they are thrown into a terrible situation they act like monsters or humans? What Golding shows us is that we are not so far from our primal nature from our so called killer instincts and all it takes is a little push out of the standard world we live in for us to embrace our darker side The boys act in accordance with what they have seen in the world though they don’t understand limits Power creates authority and violence is a way to achieve the peace you want Sort of ironic isn’t it? They go to war amongst themselves and in doing so lose all sense of childhood innocence They grow up They learn what humans are capable of doing when pushed They become ‘savages’ and reject civilisation and create their own sense of community though in another display of irony this in itself becomes a mini civilisation just a one of their own accord without any rules and a nasty child tyrant enthroned as chief “What are we? Humans? Or animals? Or savages?” The novel is rich in allegory to the point where it has been interpreted in so many different ways over the years Like all great literature it could mean lots of things and nothing at all It’s a very clever piece of writing and it got me thinking a great deal about children and how we protect them from the realities of the world It sort of says something to me a uiet acknowledgement about how messed up things can be given the right circumstances and these children are so very uick to embrace it with unflinching enthusiasm at least when one of them leads the wayIt’s a good book with a lot of ideas though at times I found the prose a little hard to follow The dialogue is confusing at times and many of the children fade into the background with only a small few developing distinct personalities I found the first part of the story particularly difficult to read so in terms of the actual execution I think it could have been done a little better I found myself wanting to edit sections of the text which is not a place a reader should ever be in especially with a novel this revered by so many enthusiastic readers critics and students Maybe I’m just a little picky with word placement Overall though I’m glad I spent the time to revisit it There are so many pop culture references to this that a reminder was needed