Lord of the Flies is an Allegory Written by Willam Golding

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Lord of the Flies is an allegory written by William Goldings, published by Penguin Group on September 17,1954.This successful, spine-chilling book has won many awards, such as the 1983 Nobel Prize in Literature , "for the perspicuity of realistic narrative art and the diversity and universality of myth." The book talks about a group of marooned British Boys,ages 6 to 12,left to fend and govern themselves with no adult supervision.When the story opens,a plane carrying a group of boys has crashed on a unhabited island somewhere in the Pacific Ocean(Also,apparently the world is at war.)Everything started out ok,water and food were found . The boys used a conch as a talking stick,and Ralph(the story's protagonist)becomes chief.Ralph and Piggy(a portly fellow and loyal friend to Ralph) discovers the conch shell on the beach and uses it to summon the boys together after the crash seperates them.Used for the reason,the conch shell becomes a powerful symbol of civilization and order in the novel.The shell effectively governs the boys' meetings, for the boy who holds the shell gets to speak. The trouble begins when one of the littleluns mention something about a "beast" somewhere on the island.The imaginary beast that frightens all the boys stands for the primal instinct of savagery that exists within all human beings.The boys are afraid of the beast, but only Simon(a wise, but sensitive and shy boy) reaches the realization that they fear the beast because it exists

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