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kindle ð Lord of the Flies Û 182 pages Download ê William Golding Ý [Epub] ❧ Lord of the Flies ➛ 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 thYthing 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 Lord of the Flies is one of the most disturbing books I've ever read It was reuired high school reading and since then I've read it four times It is as disturbing now as it was then Using a group of innocent schoolboys stranded on an island the author very realistically portrays human behavior in an environment where civilization no longer has meaning

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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 I read this book a long time ago long enough to where I barely remembered anything past the basic premise So I picked it up again only to wish I hadn't There's a reason why they teach this book in middle school in order to enjoy this book one's intellectual cognizance must be that of a child because otherwise you'll spend the entire time picking out everything that's wrong with the book And there's a lot to pick outFrom what little of the story that is actually coherent I can see why this book has had a lasting effect on social commentary since it's initial publishing The overlying illustration of how easily man can devolve back to his feral instincts is striking yet could have been infinitesimally effective in the hands of a decent writer See I would have cared a bit about the little island society of prepubescent boys and their descent into barbarism if you know any of the characters had been developed AT ALL Instead we're thrown interchangeable names of interchangeable boys who are only developed enough to conform to the basic archetypes Golding reuires to hobble his little story along The Leader The Rebel The Fat Kid The Nose Picker etc Were he born in this time I believe Golding would have done brilliantly as a scriptwriter for reality TV And the plot? There's a plot? I'm guessing so since things seem to happen but it's kind of hard to tell since he spends pages describing irrelevant events that are never incorporated characters that possibly exist yet probably don't and using words that don't mean what he thinks they mean And as the main characters are a bunch of kids not worth caring about thus goes the way of the storyAnd the prose? Dear God the prose Get it away It burns us So yeah this book sucked It had potential There were even a few parts I internally suealed at in hopeful anticipation But whatever potential it did have was hopelessly suandered by a man who wrote like he'd never written anything before in his life Don't waste your time

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Lord of the FliesBeing 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