"Lord of the Flies" Book Review by cee-cee

"Lord of the Flies"
An analysis of "Lord of the Flies," by William Golding, as a classic coming of age novel, focusing on the themes of society and violence.
# 107806 | 1,249 words | 1 source | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Sep 14, 2008 in Literature (Children) , Literature (English)

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This paper analyzes the theme in William Golding's novel "Lord of the Flies", about the superficiality of imposed social order and the violence underlying it. The writer describes how Golding shows two sides of society in Jack's group and Ralph's group and how quickly one side or the other can degenerate and turn ugly. The writer also discusses why Ralph is unable to maintain a leadership role in the group as well as the role of Piggy as the outcast, misunderstood individual in society.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Golding, William. Lord of the Flies. New York: Coward-McCann, Inc. 1962.

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