Book recommendation; Lord of the flies

Lise —  November 14, 2016 — 5 Comments


Lord of the Flies is a 1954 novel by Nobel Prize-winning English author William Golding about a group of British boys stuck on an uninhabited island who try to govern themselves with disastrous results.

Lord of the Flies explores the dark side of humanity, the savagery that underlies even the most civilized human beings. William Golding intended this novel as a tragic parody of children’s adventure tales, illustrating humankind’s intrinsic evil nature. He presents the reader with a chronology of events leading a group of young boys from hope to disaster as they attempt to survive their uncivilized, unsupervised, isolated environment until rescued.

The novel is very creatively written, and i did enjoy it! However i do not want to think about how bad things could really go in a nuclear war if just a few guys on an island can fuck up as badly as these guys did. They all fear an invisible beast that they eventually figure out is all in their head, they kill each other,  they fight, and god knows what else they do, eventually setting the whole island on fire.

However, the novel is an allegory, which is a story in which characters, settings, and events stand for things larger than themselves. For example, the island represents the world; Ralph and Jack, two of the characters in the novel, symbolize different approaches to leadership. Which makes me even more horrified about a possible future ending up like this, especially with the presidential elections in the US happening. But enough politics, you should really read the novel!




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5 responses to Book recommendation; Lord of the flies

    Michala • Reviews à La Mode November 15, 2016 at 2:06 PM

    Love this review. Few people seem to understand the metaphor and they certainly didn’t teach it that way when I was sitting my GCSEs!



    I read this while at school and I think I watched the movie as well. It was an excellent book and very scary at the same time….people in desperate situations do crazy things! Love your review.



    Love this book!! Read it when I was in school 🙂



    I saw this play years ago. I might have to read the book during winter break 🙂



    I’ve been meaning to read this for ages!!!!


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