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Tag Archives: Lord Of The Flies
Truly a fascinating book and while written in 1954, certainly to be considered a classic. I approached this book from my own standpoint of theory on the tendency of human nature to begin with an instinct for survival and self-preservation. … Continue reading
As the reader would come to expect, the division of the boys into two “tribes,” one an obedient group of savage hunters under Frank, who rules by fear and promise of celebration, and the other, down to four members led … Continue reading
Very interesting: A boy has been killed. The tribe, now split into two groups, still resorts to avoidance of responsibility in the face of the horror. Ralph’s small group, each boy tries to convince himself and the others that they … Continue reading
It is especially interesting to be reading this book in this political atmosphere of an election year, where people are divided in their views, in their choices, and particularly, in their priorities of what is most valuable to them in … Continue reading
William Golding’s use of language is eloquent yet precise. This, as Ralph and the others are on a hunt to find a “beast” that two of the older boys claim to have seen, confirming the nightmares and fears of the … Continue reading
Even as this is a linear narrative–and it works best as the plotting is critically based on linearity and the change in the characters the longer they are on their own on the island–there is no real base set of … Continue reading
Sometimes you read something that just strikes you to the heart with meaning, and likely, the writer’s skill. Piggy wore the remainders of a pair of shorts, his fat body was golden brown, and the glasses still flashed when he … Continue reading