Lord Of The Flies Critical Analysis

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William Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies, is about a group of British boys who have been stranded on an island after their plane was shot down during World War II. The boys on the island attempt to create a society that is stable and functioning so that they can survive. There are no grownups on the island, only children, so to have a society that is functioning is very difficult, as they are just foolish and carefree adolescent boys. Maintaining order; using smoke to get rescued; and hunting to find food are the main tasks on the island, but some of the boys disagree on which is the most important and this causes division and fights between them. The leader, Ralph, believes that maintaining order and getting rescued should be their main priority, but the leader of the hunters and the choir boys, Jack, believes that finding food is. This causes feuds between the two boys and ultimately they begin to divide into two different groups, this begins all of the problems on the island. Throughout William Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies, the island society descends into chaos as the stranded British boys begin to turn into savages; this fact will be made known using Golding’s diction, the conch, and Jack.

In chapter 5 Golding’s character, Simon, dictates to Piggy that “maybe there is a beast… maybe it’s only us” (Golding, 80). This contributes to the fact that the island is slowly descending into chaos because their fear of the “beast”, real or not, makes them do drastic and

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