Lord of the Flies
Few works in literature have received as much popular and critical attention as Nobel Laureate William Golding's Lord of the Flies. Since its publication in 1954, it has amassed a cult following, and has significantly contributed to our dystopian vision of the post-war era. When responding to the novel'sMore »
Few works in literature have received as much popular and critical attention as Nobel Laureate William Golding's Lord of the Flies. Since its publication in 1954, it has amassed a cult following, and has significantly contributed to our dystopian vision of the post-war era. When responding to the novel's dazzling power of intellectual insight, scholars and critics often invoke the works of Shakespeare, Freud, Rousseau, Sartre, Orwell, and Conrad. Golding's aim to "trace the defect of society back to the defect of human nature" is elegantly pursued in this gripping adventure tale about a group of British schoolboys marooned on a tropical island. Alone in a world of uncharted possibilities, devoid of adult supervision or rules, the boys attempt to forge their own society, failing, however, in the face of terror, sin, and evil. Part parable, allegory, myth, parody, political treatise, and apocalyptic vision, Lord of the Flies is perhaps the most memorable tale about "the end of innocence, the darkness of man's heart". When they are marooned on a deserted island, a group of English schoolboys soon lose their civilized ways.« Less
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A number of English school boys suffered from a plane accident causing them to get stranded in an uninhibited island. The period was maybe during the World War II. Trying to be civilized, they elected a leader for themselves as well started the division of tasks (hunters, fire-watchers, etc). Things turned bad when there's a power struggle between the group leaders, worsened by various sightings of a monster in the island. No, don't think about "Lost" because this is way different.
This novel is about a group of young English boys who miraculously survived a plane crash. They are all alone in this mysterious and inhabited island of lagoons, cliffs, hills, wild pigs, flies and boulders. The author used many literary techniques to add zest to his novel. Character development, defined as a positive or heroic transformation in a character, is so well suited to Piggy – a protagonist in the novel.
A bunch of boys are stranded on an island and kill each other....
A group of school boys are the only survivors when their plane crashes on a deserted island. Forced to survive alone without adult authority the boys regress and form murderous tribes.
A airliner crash leaving a groups of school children to defence for themselves. Due to conflicts the break into to groups. See how primary school students cope with no adult guidance. And will they be able to coperate to get off the island.
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Frightening or Intense Scenes: very scary...not scary more like...um...uh...intense...
Violence: A stabbing and a crushing with rock
Violence: Oh yeah as if the book couldn't get bad enough, 3/4 of the way through they decide to bludgeon a boy to death and then they push another one down a mountain and crush him with a rock....
Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.
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Ottawa Public Library Teen Tech Week Video Contest - 2nd place winner 2012
Ottawa Public Library Teen Video Contest Entry by Sam Willetts. In this exciting tale of survival, a society of children on a desert island must work together to build shelter, find food, and get rescue. But can they stop the forces of chaos within themselves from destroying their very sanity? Find out in: Lord of the Flies, by William Golding. edited, written, produced, directed, filmed by sam willetts sets, props, figures, backgrounds by sam willetts Willetts productions 2012
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