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Lord of the Flies

by William Golding 

Review of Lord of the Flies by William Golding

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       this novel is nice it mostly talkes about human nature ( how man can be evil to fellow man) it also shows how young people canot be left alone because they cant control them selves with out an adult coz in this novel we see young boys in the forest were they start killing them selves the likes of piggy and the others.  

Lord of the Flies by William Golding was reveiwed by sammie

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       I personally loved this novel and I am disappointed it's not higher, although I can understand why it isn't. People disagree with the point Golding is trying to make (that savegery is in everyone and only civilisation can keep it in check) and many prefer novels with more subtle symbolism and motifs. However if you haven't read this book, please do. You may just find it amazing.  

Lord of the Flies by William Golding was reveiwed by Rasputin

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       The plot follows a group of boys stranded on a desert island, as their evacuation plane plummets into the wilderness during the war. As a student, the reading of this book was compulsory for my exams, however I went out of my way to read it regardless of my achedemia. I absoloutley loved it. It is an enthrilling read, prvoking insight and the questioning of society. Aspects of their normal lives such as adults, technology, order and uniform are obscured, as they are forced to produce a society amongst themselves. It represents the idea that when the social conditioning, conformity, and order of an everyday society is stripped away, we are all savages at heart. Not long through the book, the themes of civillisation and savagery are distinguished, as Ralph, Piggy and simon champion communication, rules, and the idea of being rescued. However, Jack + his hunters are reduced to the primitive extreme of mankind, violent, and ruthless, fuelled by the thrill of hunting pigs. The binary opposition is heightened by fear, fear of the unknown, as we see how fear can tear apart a society. A great read, highly recommended.  

Lord of the Flies by William Golding was reveiwed by Aaron

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       I think it's a good novel about human nature and how the human can be wild`i tell you read it.  

Lord of the Flies by William Golding was reveiwed by pooyan

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       At first i found the book started a bit slow but after the first 30 pages i was able to feel the tragic aspect of the caracters ( especially ralph, piggy and simon) situation as the group divided and became barbaric. I thought it was a good book.  

Lord of the Flies by William Golding was reveiwed by Kate

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       This 'man's inhumanity to man' theme is constant and recurrent throughout the vast bulk of Golding's work. This is a noteworthy introduction to it. I seem to recall it was one of the set texts when I was at school. I warmed to the theme and later went on to tackle some of Goldings other work, most notable of which the rather more weighty 'Rights of Passage' - for which he won the Nobel Prize. Again, this theme of calous and mindless brutality prevails. For Golding it seems have been something of an obsession. I'd certainly happily recommend Lord of the Flies to anyone under 16 and hope they'd learn something about human nature from it.  

Lord of the Flies by William Golding was reveiwed by Paul B.

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       The Lord of the Flies is a story of young boys between the ages of 6 and 12 who are stranded on a deserted island with no adults.  Ralph, one of the older boys and the voice of reason, emerges as chief and insists upon keeping a fire lit at all times so the boys can be rescued.  Jack, the protagonist, emerges as a bloodthirsty hunter who is able to keep the children fed.  The children have no choice but to turn on Ralph and follow the cruel and savage Jack to the point that Jack and others fear for their lives. 

       This is an interesting, albeit depressing, story on human nature and illustrates what can happen to the souls of men, even young men, in times of desperation when things go horribly wrong.  While not my favorite book , it is worth the read.  It can easily be read in a few hours.  

Lord of the Flies by William Golding was reveiwed by JP


         This is a book about a group of young boys stranded on a desert island, when taken at face value. In truth this novel dives to a much greater depth than recalling the experiences of these boys. The events provide edge of the seat, tense scenarios that will leave the reader eager to read on. Of course this book holds greater meaning than to merely entertain. Golding is highlighting civilisations inability to be civilised. This takes the form of a majority of the boys who become savages in the absence of authority figures who, in spite of some sensible boys' attempts to restore calm and rationality, break away and act like irrational maniacs. The theme of good and evil is at the heart of the book and Golding fills it with irony and humour in an attempt to attack political irrationality and understand that there are still good people trying to do the right thing in the face of evil in a world on the verge of madness if not there already.

Lord of the Flies by William Golding was reveiwed by Derek Monaghan


       This novel greets you with an interesting and solid beginning and continues to entertain with vivid description of every character in detail.  In reading you'll find an attachment to Ralph, the hero, and fear of Jack, the antagonist.  Each page is filled with challenges for the boys and you find yourself rooting for not only their survival, but their wellbeing.  The disingration of their civilization culminates to an exciting climax and most unexpected ending.  I thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommend it to all readers over the age of 12.

Lord of the Flies by William Golding was reveiwed by C Lucuik


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