A review of "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding

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William Golding was born into a rich family, and he devoted his studies to literature. When World War II started, he joined the navy. Golding himself admits that his experience in the navy made Golding lose his belief in the natural innocence of humanity, even in the innocence in children. His experiences in the navy inspired him to write his most famous book, Lord of the Flies. Lord of the Flies is interesting and compelling …

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…or civilization, if there was no interference. Both of Golding's themes, the beast and the uselessness of government, are proven at the end of the book. The fact that a battleship captain is saving them is a cruel irony at the end of the book. Sure, they're safe from each other, but who can say their ship does not get attacked by a u-boat? This tie-in completes a very interesting and witty commentary on society.