Golding's book about the fall of society and how humans are really animals at heart and when all rules are removed, the "beast" is let loose. The book is full of metaphors, For example the title "The Lord of The Flies" means Satan. The title was originally "Strangers From Within" this again represents how fragile human society is and how different we all are when we rules are removed. There is a lot of mention in the book to the "beast" this again is just another form of satan and how he can corrupt man- eventually making the character Jack to go mad and lead the rest of the tribe to kill Simon and Piggy and attempt at killing Ralph.
Notes on characters-
Simon= he understands whats going on and attempts to stop it. This leads to his death.
Jack-the leader of the "tribe" he goes mad attempting to destroy the beast-which leads to him becoming the beast incarnate.
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a book written by william golding that is steeped with symbolism
Piggy= rationality, intelligence, civilization
Ralph= order, law, civilization
Simon= spirituality, wisdom
Roger= sadism, cruelty
Jack= savagery, pride, superstition, etc.
These are just to name a few.
Though the name Lord of the Flies is the name of Satan, in this book it can be interpreted as many different things. One of them being the sow's head, another (in Golding's view) is the darkness in man's heart (savagery).
Lord of the Flies was a boring book, but it had an interesting view on human nature.
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A book that perfectly epitomizes the teenage world.

In the same way that the boys were marooned on the island, adults have forced adolescents into a world of their own: high school.
Teachers and administrators are only concerned with keeping kids on the premises, and don't care what kids do to each other.
The resulting culture is logically, brutish, petty, and barbaric.

Few have any regard for their future. (The kids on the island have don't take care of their rescue fire)
The only people with any sense of reason, the nerds, are either completely ignored or overtly persecuted (Ralph, Simon, and Piggy).

In this world, there are no consequences for your actions. People are free to harm as they please, because the only authority present does not care what kids do to kids, only what kids to do teachers and school property.

The real message in the Lord of the Flies was that adolescents, left to their own devices, are naturally inclined to cruelty, destruction, and savagery.

Lord of the Flies is mandatory reading for most high school students. I don't believe it was a coincidence.
"When I was growing up, there seemed to be two main types of teenage fiction around. The first was fluffy (Sweet Valley High et al) and portrayed growing up as a hunky-dory experience, where beautiful boys met beautiful girls, the greatest trauma in life was not being selected for the cheerleading squad, and all lived happily ever after. The second type, which I feasted on with glee, explored reality. They captured just what a difficult and jagged experience growing up can be. Lord Of the Flies was published in 1954 but is still utterly relevant today. Golding uses the playing field of adolescence to explore the roots of evil, tracing the defects of society back to the defects of human nature."

-Sam Mill
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a book written by William Golding that exhibits Golding's beliefs on humanity and encorporates freudian theories. Golding's view on humanity was skewed after his experiences in the war which led him to try to convey is beliefs through a book which is now considered a classic, lord of the flies
person 1:man the lord of the flies came and talked to me
person 2: dude what did i tell you about taking that sheeba again
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The worst book in the whole fucking wide world. I will feed the boys in the book krokodil. which krokodil is a dangerous drug.

This book is more like Lard of the Faggots
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A book everyone has to read in highschool
Ugh, have you finished chapter 3 of Lord of the Flies?
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