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by William Golding

  • Author: William Golding
  • ISBN: 1580495249
  • ISBN13: 978-1580495240
  • ePub: 1162 kb | FB2: 1495 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Science Fiction
  • Publisher: Prestwick House, Inc. (January 1, 2006)
  • Pages: 45
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Votes: 813
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Prestwick House's Multiple Perspectives Lesson Guides provide the high school teacher with everything she needs to guide her students through the study of the titles she teaches from a variety of critical viewpoints.

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Lord of the Flies discusses how culture created by man fails, using as an example a group of British schoolboys stuck on a deserted island who try to govern themselves, but . Lord of the Flies - Multiple Critical Perspectives.

Lord of the Flies discusses how culture created by man fails, using as an example a group of British schoolboys stuck on a deserted island who try to govern themselves, but with disastrous results. Its stances on the already controversial subjects of human nature and individual welfare versus the common good.

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Get free homework help on William Golding's Lord of the Flies . In Lord of the Flies, William Golding gives us a glimpse of the savagery that underlies even the most civilized human beings. By the end of the book who is dead? Jack, Piggy, and Simon.

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Lord of the Flies is a 1954 novel by Nobel Prize–winning British author William Golding. The book focuses on a group of British boys stranded on an uninhabited island and their disastrous attempt to govern themselves. Themes include the tension between groupthink and individuality, between rational and emotional reactions, and between morality and immorality.

William Golding published his most famous novel, Lord of the Flies, in 1954. Ian McEwan analyzes Lord of the Flies from the perspective of a man who endured boarding school. This book was the first serious challenge to the popularity of . Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye (1951). Golding explores the lives of a group of schoolboys who are stranded after their airplane crashes on a deserted island. How have people perceived this literary work since its release sixty years ago? The History of Lord of the Flies. He writes that as far as was concerned, Golding’s island was a thinly disguised boarding school (Swisher 103).

Lord of the Flies has reached the status of a cultural referent that does not need to be named: the conch has been . The power of Golding’s tragedy has had such effect that the novel risks being oversimplified by its own legend.

Lord of the Flies has reached the status of a cultural referent that does not need to be named: the conch has been used as a symbol for explaining things as diverse as internet protocols and voting structures; Piggy’s spectacles and physique have become a recognisable icon. What is more, any gathering of active, unruly children is likely to be described as ‘like something out of Lord of the Flies.

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Kison
Review of the Novel: As a teacher, I have to teach the same novels repeatedly. Quite a few novels that were immensely meaningful to me as a teenager are in hindsight only great young adult novels or at best great for only a few reads. The Lord of the Flies, however, is not one of those works. I must have read it closely at least ten or even twenty times by now, but I still find it engaging and stumble upon new realizations. Students who think they've already read (and/or failed to appreciate) the Lord of the Flies discover a work that shakes them to the core of their being, once I force them to slow down and really appreciate Golding's rich work. And I'm really not being hyperbolic. I just want to teach this novel over and over and over again.

Review of the Penguin Great Books edition (ISBN 978-0-14-028333-4): As for this edition, I highly recommend it. The cover is well-designed aesthetically and functionally. The binding is tight, especially for a paperback. The deckle edges are a nice touch. The font type and spacing is quite nice, not too big or small, so that it can pack in the entire novel into 182 pages of fine-quality paper that might actually be acid-free, even if not lignan-free, versus versus Riverhead edition's acidic 272 pages. The only downside to this edition is that the margins are a bit narrow for someone like me who loves marginalia. But otherwise, I'd highly recommend this edition.

OK, I'm done sounding super stuffy now.
Boraston
I was tempted to give this five stars, since in so many ways it strikes me as the kind of masterpiece, like Heart of Darkness, that I imagine will retain its horror and readability for centuries. The prose veers (or as Golding would say it, "tends") from plain to painterly. The story is well known: a sort of allegorical morality play set in modern times -- fancy English boys left to their own devices don't so much as revert to darkness as discover primitive outlets for the darkness reflected in their greater society. This is what I love about Heart of Darkness: try as one might, Kurtz cannot be pigeonholed into good or evil. He is excellent at what he does, and what he does is evil. Kurtz is a true reflection of what excellence was to Colonial Europe, and in so far as Colonial Europe was good, cultivated, honorable, and esteemed, so is Kurtz. Kurtz isn't good or evil; he is true.

Golding's version is darker. It centers mostly around the corrupting power of urges to overwhelm social order. Freudian criticism abounds, but the parallel I kept coming back to was Rome. I found that Piggy, no matter how truly annoying he is (another brilliant stroke by Golding is to make Piggy strangely unsympathetic), recalled those numerous Republicans of the Early Empire who advocated in a shrill but useless manner for a return to Senate rule but were shunted aside and usually killed by deranged sociopaths who behaved quite like like Jack. But be it Freudian or historic, any framing of this book feels cheap and hollow because the story has such a complexity of primal urges that it feels almost biological.

Golding said he came up with the idea of book after reading his children "Treasure Island or Coral Island or some such Island" in the years of the hydrogen bomb and Stalin and asked his wife, "why don't I write a children's story about how people really are, about how people actually behave?" To me that's a chilling question and it reveals an architecture not based on rigid Freudian or historical or symbolic parallels. Its portrait of sadism could have been lifted out of the newspapers; its struggle for dominion over the weak is an almost sexual frenzy recalls everything I know about torture in the dungeons of Argentine or US military prisons. In this respect, I think the book, like Heart of Darkness, is timeless.

But I chose not to give it five stars because at the center of Golding's book is a kind of rigid Christian iconography, like that you find in the Poisonwood Bible, that offends me, perhaps because it reminds me of the way I wrote my Freshman year of college, or perhaps because that rigidity, that allegiance to a=b symbolic logic insults my intelligence. The martyrdom of Simon, I felt, demeaned the human quality of Simon. I liked him best because he struck me as the most shrewd and practical. Reducing him to an icon transforms him into a variable: Simon = Paul or Peter or whomever, but ergo facto Simon ≠ Simon. When he comes down to the beach mutting "something about a body on a hill" Simon ceases to be a reflection of human complexity, or biological completeness, and instead becomes a rehashed precedent from Sunday school.

I've often felt that Heart of Darkness' genius was that it somehow reflected the effect of Darwin and modern thinking on the antiquated ideas of Colonial Europe, ie Kurtz isn't good or evil because good and evil are artifices that wilt beneath analysis. When Golding adheres to this materialist perspective, the book is masterly. When he swears allegiance to worn out Christian parables, that complexity is reduced to slips of paper.
Auau
This book took me by surprise. When I started reading, I knew vaguely what the plot was: a group of kids gets stranded on an island and then turn savage. I also knew the book was a classic. So, I had my expectations set accordingly. To my surprise, it blew me away.

Why is this book impressive?-- because every part of it has meaning. The conch has meaning, how many times Ralph pushes his hair back, Piggy's glasses, the fact that Piggy remains nameless, the fact that Simon lives in a culvert: all of it. Not only that, the book as a whole is an allegory for society: with each main character of the book representing a major part of society. Moreover, the language in the book is precise, sophisticated, and elegant: meaning that although the book is only 200 pages, it is dense and smart. Rarely have I encountered books with this level of mastery.

As far as entertainment factor, this book was dark, adventurous, and had my attention for the whole thing. The book starts mid action, with the boys already crashed on the island. And, it doesn't take long after that before characters are clearly defined and strong emotion in the reader stirred.

My only critique with the book is with how it was transcribed into kindle format. Whoever typed this book for kindle made a few errors. For example, on page 231, the word "ulutation" is written, when it should be "ululation". I only noticed a few errors like this, and they were so few and minor that they didn't detract from the book.

On the all, a thought provoking book, entertaining, and we'll written.
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