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Lord Of Flies Book Vs Lord Of The Flies

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The Inner Beast Emerges
The beast that lies inside of us all shows what it can do when it has a chance too.
By Daniel Frankel

The Lord of the Flies is a 250 page novel written by Sir William Golding. It was first published in 1954 and since then, has become a worldwide success. A quote from Golding was “The right impression is the one that rises to the reader the first time he reads the book”, This was perfectly suited for his book, as his book was a best seller. The movie based on the novel “Lord of the Flies” was first made in 1963 in black and white, then made again in colour in 1990 by Harry Hook. The movie has many deviations from the book however the storyline is basically the same and proved a success by grossing just under $14 million in the box office, making it a major film for the time period. Because this novel was such a success schools all around are still studying it in senior English.
‘The Lord of the flies’ novel, starts at a reasonable pace and doesn’t let the reader lose interest. Sir William Golding writes very descriptively and creates the images very clearly. For example “his hair plastered to his forehead” this gives the impression of heat, sweat, and steamy air. The story starts when a group of British school boys are stranded on an uninhabited island. Trying to maintain structure, the boys elect ‘Ralph’ to be the leader, a position, Ralph, feels a duty as the eldest to fulfil. However, one of the other boys ‘Jack’ wants to also be the leader, and
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