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Lord of the Flies Centenary Edition

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

This novel is truly one of the classics. It's no wonder William

This novel is truly one of the classics. It's no wonder William Golding won the Nobel Prize for literature. This story tells us a great deal about how we can react and change in a survival situation. It also reminds us of something about children. They can be just as vi...
This novel is truly one of the classics. It's no wonder William Golding won the Nobel Prize for literature. This story tells us a great deal about how we can react and change in a survival situation. It also reminds us of something about children. They can be just as vicious as any adult. It all depends on how desperate the situation is. The tale could be a reality very easily.

posted by Damon_M_Bohley on June 21, 2012

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2 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

Disgusting and discriptive

Way to vivid. Oiggy dies by a bolder hitting him, falls onto rocks and blood and brains go everwhere. Simon gets beaten to death and stabbed to death. And pig heads r bloody and stuck on a stick anf worshiped dont read!!!!!

posted by Anonymous on March 12, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2013

    I found this book really good! Its use of imagery is very vivid.

    I found this book really good! Its use of imagery is very vivid. It was amazing to see how all the boys worked together but as time went on
    things started not to work out between them. Very good book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2013

    Should i?

    My social studies teacher recommended it. Is it a good read? - respond to Abby

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  • Posted February 15, 2013

    I Also Recommend:

    AMAZING NOVEL! This following novel comes with a innocent, but y

    AMAZING NOVEL!
    This following novel comes with a innocent, but yet treacherous story. With their devious twists to their amazing plot, I fully recommend this novel as a “#1 best seller”. In the middle of a raging war, a plane evacuating a group of schoolboys from Britain is shot down over a deserted tropical island. The Main character, Ralph, has courage to say words of wisdom and truth. All the young boys see that he has potential so they make him the honorable leader. That’s when a rivalry starts with Jack starts to envy Ralph. Jack became head of the hunters, as the numbers start to drop Ralph loses control and soon Jack gets all the power causing chaos. And Finally Ralph confronts the devilish demon, Jack. Who will win? I personally recommend Ralph as my favorite character, because he is very responsible and he can handle situations in a orderly fashion. I strongly feel that the main topic of this story is civilization vs. survival.

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  • Posted February 14, 2013

    Great Read Simply, it is such an excellent and influential nove

    Great Read

    Simply, it is such an excellent and influential novel of adventure with a story that is incredibly interesting and entertaining, which is also dramatic and emotional. It takes place in a very unusual setting and explains and shows what we can become if we do not have respect, rules and order which could cause deadly and irreversible chaos.
    The  story takes place in an abandoned island, where a plane filled with kids crash lands. There are no  adults left to take order. The kids finally group up thanks to the boy with the fair hair, Ralph.  They know they’ll have to appoint a leader to make decisions and help them survive this terrible mishap. Although there are kids who oppose, Ralph is elected leader.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2013

    2/12/12 Fly Trapped Lord Of The Flies By: William Golding Pgs. 2

    2/12/12
    Fly Trapped
    Lord Of The Flies
    By: William Golding
    Pgs. 203, Penguin Group, $9.99 (Young Adult; Age 14 and up)
    Teenage boys don’t normally like to read, but they should take up the opportunity to read ‘Lord of the Flies’ by William Golding. I am not an avid reader, but I found it hard to put the book down once I started reading. The book could fall in the genre of action or drama. The story is intriguing because; Lord of the Flies shows how at first a place can be considered a utopia, but after a while, it can reveal itself to be a dystopia.
    Lord of the Flies starts off with a plane crash that leaves a group of boys stranded on an island. The island contains rocks, cliffs, steep slopes, and a castle. The island is also in the shape of a boat. There are no adults on the island, so at first the boys find it awesome because there are no rules. Then the boys realize they need to have some rules, so the boys chose Ralph to be the chief. As they spend more time on the island, a boy named Jack starts to feel animosity towards Ralph because Ralph is in charge and got to make the rules. Jack says, “Bullock to the rules!” (90). Jack thinks hunting is most important while Ralph thinks keeping the signal fire going is more important than hunting. Jack ignored his duties to go hunt which upsets Ralph to where he explodes and says, “You said you’d keep the fire going and you let it out!” (70). Then, Jack and Ralph split up because they couldn’t agree on what was the most important and because of the animosity between them, which made the younger boys have to decide who to join. This is the end of the unity between the boys, and they spilt into rival tribes which begins the descent into chaos.
    Lord of the Flies is written from an omniscient 3rd person perspective, which means that the story is told from a narrator instead of somebody on the island. That was the best possible way Golding could have written the book because it allows the reader to understand and learn the character’s thoughts. You can make predictions about what will happen later on in the book by looking at what the characters are thinking.
    An important symbol in Lord of the Flies is the Lord of the Flies. The Lord of the Flies is a head of a pig that Jack and the hunter’s had killed and were using as a sacrifice to the “beast” (137). The Lord of the Flies shows all of the evil on the island. The Lord of the Flies is the main reason Simon ended up dying because, had Simon not seen the Lord of the Flies, he wouldn’t have been bleeding so the boys wouldn’t have thought he was the beast when they saw him come back from to the group (154).
    The author used a lot of great descriptions while writing the book, but the best technique he used was how he developed the characters. There are three main characters on the island, and they are Ralph, Jack, and Piggy. Ralph is the one boy on the island that most of the boys look up to, but slowly the boys begin to dislike Ralph and to disobey him. Jack is the one who goes against Ralph because he is power hungry and wants to hunt all the time. Piggy is arguably the most important character because Ralph stands up for him when Jack bullies him, which shows that Ralph is caring while Jack is rude, and Piggy is the mother figure on the island.
    The theme of Lord of the Flies is you have to work together as a team to succeed. This is the theme and the main conflict. This is a theme because if Jack was following the rules of the leader and working on the fire, then they could have potentially been off the island. The ship was in the ocean and could have possibly seen the signal fire, but Jack went hunting and left the fire unattended to, so the fire went out.
    Overall, this is a phenomenal book that should be read by every young adult. The movie doesn’t do justice to the book, so if you want to really be able to appreciate the story, then you should read the book and not just watch the movie. The story is intriguing because, Lord of the Flies shows how a place can be a dream at first, but can then shwos itself as a dystopia.

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    Posted March 10, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2012

    ???????

    Seems good might read it

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