"Lord Of the Flies" by William Golding

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The classic novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding is an exciting adventure deep into the nether regions of the mind, the part of the brain that is suppressed by the ordinary tasks of modern society. It is a struggle between Ralph and Jack, the boys and the Beast, and good and evil. This wonderfully written allegory on human society has a fantastic approach toward reality. It is a simple narrative that is exciting …

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…of it All, "I think [Lord of the Flies] is in fact a realistic view of the Ballantyne situation" (Golding/Dick 18). Although it is known for its clarity of outline, the framework of Golding's novel is complex, yet seems to have a more original theme that is then reshaped to fit his purpose. Lord of the Flies was very successful as just a simple narrative and is also a magnificent resource for its symbolic representations.