Free eBook ↠ ePub Lord of the Flies ì 9780140283334 ¸ William Golding

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Free eBook ↠ ePub Lord of the Flies ì 9780140283334 ¸ William Golding õ ➥ [Ebook] ➠ Lord of the Flies By William Golding ➯ – At the dawn of the next world war a plane crashes on an uncharted island stranding a group of schoolboys At first with no Ything They attempt to forge their own society failing however in the face of terror sin and evil And as order collapses as strange howls echo in the night as terror begins its reign the hope of adventure seems as far from reality as the hope of “We did everything adults would do What went wrong?” For me this uote sums up the entire book It’s a powerful exploration of humanity and the wrongness of our society and it also demonstrates the hypocrisy of war Adults judge the behaviour of children but are they really any better? I think not The scary thing about this book is how real it is The Lord of the Flies bespeaks the brilliance of realistic dystopian fiction it gives you a possible world scenario a bunch of very human characters and then it shows you want might happen when they are thrown into a terrible situation they act like monsters or humans? What Golding shows us is that we are not so far from our primal nature from our so called killer instincts and all it takes is a little push out of the standard world we live in for us to embrace our darker side The boys act in accordance with what they have seen in the world though they don’t understand limits Power creates authority and violence is a way to achieve the peace you want Sort of ironic isn’t it? They go to war amongst themselves and in doing so lose all sense of childhood innocence They grow up They learn what humans are capable of doing when pushed They become ‘savages’ and reject civilisation and create their own sense of community though in another display of irony this in itself becomes a mini civilisation just a one of their own accord without any rules and a nasty child tyrant enthroned as chief “What are we? Humans? Or animals? Or savages?” The novel is rich in allegory to the point where it has been interpreted in so many different ways over the years Like all great literature it could mean lots of things and nothing at all It’s a very clever piece of writing and it got me thinking a great deal about children and how we protect them from the realities of the world It sort of says something to me a uiet acknowledgement about how messed up things can be given the right circumstances and these children are so very uick to embrace it with unflinching enthusiasm at least when one of them leads the wayIt’s a good book with a lot of ideas though at times I found the prose a little hard to follow The dialogue is confusing at times and many of the children fade into the background with only a small few developing distinct personalities I found the first part of the story particularly difficult to read so in terms of the actual execution I think it could have been done a little better I found myself wanting to edit sections of the text which is not a place a reader should ever be in especially with a novel this revered by so many enthusiastic readers critics and students Maybe I’m just a little picky with word placement Overall though I’m glad I spent the time to revisit it There are so many pop culture references to this that a reminder was needed

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At the dawn of the next world war a plane crashes on an uncharted island stranding a group of schoolboys At first with no adult supervision their freedom is something to celebrate; this far from civilization the boys can do anything they want An Kids are evil Don't you know?I've just finished rereading this book for my book club but to be honest I've liked it ever since my class were made to read it in high school Overall Lord of the Flies doesn't seem to be very popular but I've always liked the almost Hobbesian look at the state of nature and how humanity behaves when left alone without societal rules and structures Make the characters all angel faced kids with sadistic sides to their personality and what do you have? Just your average high school drama but set on a desert island With a bit bloody murder But not that much In 1954 when this book was published Britain was in the process of being forced to face some harsh realities that it had blissfully chosen to ignore beforehand that it is not in fact the centre of the universe and the British Empire was not a thing of national pride but an embarrassing infringement on the freedom and rights of other human beings Much of British colonialism had been justified as a self righteous mission to educate and modernise foreign savages So when put into its historical context alongside the decolonisation movements this book could be said to be an interesting deconstruction of white Western supremacy Of course to a modern reader there's a lot of racism in this book The racial aspect is a big factor Golding establishes from the very first page that Ralph is a perfect white blonde haired blue eyed private school boy And Piggy even asks Which is better to be a pack of painted ns like you are or to be sensible like Ralph is? I'm not going to argue with anyone's interpretation but I think there is actually room to see this book as a criticism of racism For me I always saw it as Golding challenging the notion of savages being dark skinned uneducated people from rural areas With this book he says screw that I'll show you savages and proceeds to show us how these private school silver spoon little jewels of the empire are no better for their fancy education and gold plated upbringingI think that seemed especially clear from the ending when the officer says I should have thought that a pack of British boys you're all British aren't you? would have been able to put up a better show than that Golding's way of saying that human nature is universal and no one can escape itSome readers say that you have to have uite a negative view of human nature already to appreciate this book but I don't think that's true I'm not sure I necessarily agree with all the implications running around in the novel namely the failure of democracy and the pro authority stance but it serves as an interesting look at the dark side of human nature and how no one is beyond its reach Plus anyone who had a bit of a rough time in high school will probably not find the events in this book a huge leap of the imagination The fascinating thing about Lord of the Flies is the way many historical parallels can be drawn from the messages it carries You could choose to view the charismatic and manipulative Jack Merridew as a kind of Hitler or other dictator who takes advantage of a group of people at their weakest Dictators and radicals often find it easy to slip in when a society is in chaos we do not have to assume that Golding believed that everyone everywhere is evil only that we all have the capacity for it when we find ourselves in unstable situationsStill a fascinating book after all these yearsBlog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube

William Golding ó Lord of the Flies eBook

Lord of the FliesBeing rescued Labeled a parable an allegory a myth a morality tale a parody a political treatise even a vision of the apocalypse Lord of the Flies is perhaps our most memorable novel about “the end of innocence the darkness of man’s heart? I hated this book First off as I remember it talks about humans failure to govern ourselves or broadly the failures of human nature There are a few reasons why I think simply dropping a group of kids on a desert island does not in fact prove anything1 These kids were raised in a capitalist nominally demcratic society The first thing they do is appoint leaders As someone who spends my time working in consensus based groups seeking to challenge hierarchical structures I have a strong belief that this is not how things need to be It takes a bunch of unlearning and relearning to use these formats simply being in a new space or being a child does not do this work The author and the children he writes about are a part of a specific culture and it's incorrect to generalize these values to a broader concept of human nature2 They're all boys Again socialization yes even of a 6 year old plays a huge role in what behavior we see as appropriate While it's uite true that men or at least masculinity control government it's ridiculous to use only boys to extrapolate what ways of governing ourselves are possibleI read this book in 1996 when I was a freshman in highschool so maybe there's something I missed Or maybe my memories are being colored by just how gross the pig's head descriptions were If so feel free to correct me For now though I have to say that this book is offensive and makes dangerous assumption