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Lord of the Flies Book Review

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"This is an island. At least I think it's an island. That's a reef out in the sea. Perhaps there aren't any grownups anywhere." This is a quote from the action-packed novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding. One of the confused boys who were stranded on an island after their plane crashed spoke it. The basic theme of Lord of the Flies is that rules and cooperation make the world what it is today.

Ralph, Jack, Simon, Piggy, Roger, Bill, Robert, Harold, Henry, Sam, and Eric are a few of the boys who were trapped on the island. Their goals were to find food and shelter. Most of this island consisted of jungle and beach. A mountain and bathing pool were found on the far side of the island. The boy's goals were achieved. They found wild pigs to hunt and kill for food, and were able to build shelters out of wood and plants. They worked together and helped each other, however in the end the unexpected happened.

These are some of the reasons why rules and cooperation are needed. When groups of kids such as these boys have no adults present, there needs to be someone who makes up rules. This person would happen to be Ralph. However, Jack did not agree with these rules and soon believes there should be no rules, so he took them away so-to-speak. When he did this, he started his own tribe, and the whole island lived in chaos. They killed two people and did not care about being rescued; the only thing they cared about was hunting. This is why people need rules; they cannot go around being savages. Rules are what make the world go round.


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