Lord Of The Flies By William Golding

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Lord of the Flies is a book written by William Golding. This story takes place on a deserted island where a group of young boys ' plane crashed. The boys have to work together to survive in the island wilderness but the true challenge turned out to be surviving each other. During the struggles on the island the children try their best to stay civilized but their attempt to construct a form of civilization is shattered and the boys are plunged down a wild and savage path. The boys split into two groups, one group follows behind Ralph who preaches about rescue and civilization. As the others follow Jack who preaches about survival and is high off the power of freedom from civilization.

In our world today there are many different symbols that stand for great things. Anything can be a symbol as long as it holds meaning to people. The American flag, for instance,is a symbol of freedom and peace in our country. The government is a symbol of order and law, that protects the people 's rights and liberties. Even the United States military is a symbol of security. In the novel, "Lord of the Flies" there were many symbols throughout the story that held meaning for the young boys stranded on the island. Some of these symbols were key to the survival of the boys as well as their peace of mind.

The novel immediately establishes two lead characters that are foils to one another and symbols in their own right. On one side you have Ralph. He represents civility and what mankind…
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