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Lord of the Flies

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Alex Constante

on 15 December 2010

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Transcript of Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies By William Golding The story starts with a group of boys who find themselves crash-landed on a stranded island. We are introduced to... Ralph, the leader of the group and voice of reason, Piggy, an intellectual boy overcome by his weight and "ass-mar," Jack, a bloodthirsty pig hunter who challenges Ralph's authority as leader, and many more. The boys maintain civility and serenity until a drastic cataclysm of events face them. A signal goes out, fire the boys become terrorized by the fear of a "beast" that lurks the island, and soon Jack becomes indulged in his thirst for hunting and power and tries to turn the tribe against Ralph. As their civilization falls, it is only a matter of time before someone gets hurt, or even dies. *SPOILER ALERT* Piggy dies. The author uses many literary devices, such as symbolism, foreshadowing, and conflict to enrich the story. For example, there is a conch shell that represents law and order. Ralph uses the conch as a horn to call the boys into a meeting. At the meeting the boys would discuss problems they have faced and ways to solve them. Another example of symbolism would be Piggy's glasses. Piggy not only used the glasses to see, but as a tool to refract light and create a fire. This made the glasses an important symbol of technology. An example of conflict would be Ralph and Jack's battle for leadership and the boy's general struggle for survival. Lord of the Flies was a great novel that truly depicts true human nature. This is not only a story about a bunch of boys running around with sharpened sticks, it has a deeper, significant meaning. The suspense kept me on the edge of my seat as I flipped from page to page. I highly suggest you read this novel as you will not be disappointed. The End. and this is the REAL
Lord of the Flies.
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