Lord of the Flies : with an introduction by Stephen King
by William Golding, Stephen King
Editor: FABER & FABER
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Since it was first published in 1954, William Golding, the classic first novel has remained a stark allegory of civilization, survival and human nature.As dystopic stories like the Games of Hunger and the Royal Battle rise in popularity, this haunting story of a group of young boys stranded on a deserted island still captive schoolchildren around the world, raising awareness and timeless, deep questions about how society can easily slip into chaos and barbarism, when rules and order have been abandoned.When a plane crashes on a remote island, a small group of schoolchildren are the only survivors.Starting from Simon’s prophecy and righteous Ralph’s prophecy to the adorable Pig and Beast Jack, each of the boys attempts to establish a control over reality and brutality of the savagery of their situation.A teacher himself, Golding clearly understood how to interest the children with a deep and strong story, friendly characters.The novel serves as a catalyst for reflection on the discussion and analysis of universal issues, it is not only concerned with man’s capacities for good and evil, and with the fragility of morality and inhibition, but beyond.Boys struggle to find a way of living in a community without fixed boundaries invites readers to evaluate the concepts involved in the social and political life of frame constructions and morals.Symbolism is strong throughout, revealing both the boys’ capacity for empathy and hope, as well as illuminating the darkest corners of the human mind.The ideas of community, leadership, and the rule of law are challenged that the reader must take into account who is entitled to energy, why, and what are the consequences of acquiring power, perhaps.Often compared to Catcher in the Rye, Lord of the Flies also represents a coming-of-age story of lost innocence.
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