The Lord Of The Flies By William Golding

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If you were to be stranded on an island with other people whom you have never met in your life, would you be able to cooperate just fine with them? Or would there be a lot of difficulties and obstacles that you would have to face and go through in order to make peace with each other? The novel, The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, shows exactly what can happen when not everyone is willing to work side by side with one another. This novel was very powerful and complex, which not only showed us what can happen if we get pulled too far over or close to the edge, but that the outcome results may not be pretty. The book is relevant to the nuclear war that took place back in the 1950s.
Ralph, the protagonist of this story, had many different skills, and represented the insightful instincts that human beings have. He was the leader of all the boys, who really showed and cared for the other boys’ health, and state of being. While most of the other boys just wanted to horse around and goof off, Ralph had the right mindset to set designated rules and guidelines that each boy were to follow, to maintain not only peace throughout each other, but also get an ideal plan of how they were to be rescued.
Another boy on the inhabited island is Jack Merridew. He’s your so called “boy who is always right, and who you must obey.” He is this high class British lad that is part of this choir, who believes that he’s all that, and that you must wait on him hand and foot. He’s the antagonist,

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