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  • Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies written by William Golding is a book about kids trapped on an island that slip into savage behavior. William Golding has a very unique style of writing using many allegories. Some symbols in this story are the conch, Piggy’s specs, the beast, and the lord of the flies. At the beginning of the book Ralph and Piggy are wandering around and stumble upon a conch shell in the water. Ralph blows

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    Essay Length: 529 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 2, 2010 By: July
  • Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies How does Golding show mankind’s inner evil? Do you agree with his assumption that man is basically evil? Lord of the Flies is a book written by William Golding, influenced greatly by the events in World War II, when the news of the Holocaust and the concentration camps were materializing. Golding was shaken at the terrible nature of war and what humans can do to one another, not referencing the Holocaust

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    Essay Length: 546 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 2, 2010 By: David
  • Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies

    Lord Of the Flies Theme: Most people perceive children as being innocent, precious beings. Some believe that they are angelic. Put in the wrong situations though, they can become savage beasts. The innocence leaves their bodies and they are no longer precious. The survival of the fittest instinct kicks on and they can become killers. In the book Lord of the Flies the theme is that kids are not as innocent s they seem. At

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    Submitted: February 9, 2010 By: Stenly
  • Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies William Golding I. England II. Protagonist- Ralph is a rational boy who was elected the leader by the other boys. He tries to keep them civilized and plans to get them rescued. Antagonist- Jack is Ralph’s rival. He wants to be chief, so he gathers a group of boys and forms his own tribe. The boys are taught to b hunters and they act like wild animals. III. A plane carrying

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    Submitted: February 21, 2010 By: Mike
  • Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies by William Golding This novel is about a transition from an exciting adventure of some children, to what eventually becomes full-scale war, ending with the naval officer who rescued them. Though I still wonder if they were really saved, because there was a war that was going on outside of the island. The book begins by introducing two of the characters Ralph and Piggy. They meet each other in the jungle

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    Essay Length: 1,423 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: February 24, 2010 By: July
  • Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies

    Lord of The Flies was written in 1954 by William Golding. It is about a group of young boys from Britain whose plane crashes on a deserted tropical island. Two of the boys, Ralph, and Piggy, discover a conch shell on the beach. Piggy thinks it could be used as a horn to bring the other boys to a meeting. Once they are all together, the boys decide to elect a leader and think

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    Essay Length: 561 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 27, 2010 By: Mike
  • Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies In William Golding's Lord of the Flies, the boys who are stranded on the island come in contact with many unique elements that symbolize ideas or concepts. Through the use of symbols such as the beast, the pig's head, and even Piggy's specs, Golding demonstrates that humans, when liberated from society's rules and taboos, allow their natural capacity for evil to dominate their existence. One of the most important and most

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    Submitted: March 29, 2010 By: Artur
  • Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies

    In William Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies a group of young boys, who survive a plane crash, adjust to life without any rules or structure. Golding uses symbolism throughout the book, he describes how the boys go from living peacefully together to disorder and chaos. The boys who are stranded on an island come in contact with different elements that symbolize ideas or concepts. Through the use of symbols such as the beast,

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    Submitted: March 31, 2010 By: Bred
  • Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies

    Research Paper Symbols are objects, characters, figures, or colors used to represent abstract ideas or concepts. In the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding a group of children are stranded on an island when their plane crashes. The freedom of having no parents while living in a society that doesn’t enforce rules and laws are eliminated. As the novel progresses the kids find use for different items each symbolizing something of different significance.

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    Submitted: April 13, 2010 By: Jack
  • Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies

    Ralph is twelve years old with blond hair, and is the most charismatic of the group. He is described as being built "like a boxer," and is initially chosen as leader due to his many positive qualities. He maintains a conflict with Jack throughout the entire novel, attempting to keep order whereas Jack isn't concerned with it. Ralph and Piggy together represent the struggle for order and democracy. Jack is about Ralph's age, with a

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    Submitted: April 20, 2010 By: Mike
  • Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies

    an eg. for an intervention: It was about 2am when the air raid siren sounded. Ralph sat nervously under the table in the air raid shelter with his fair hair plastered to his face, sweat dripping down his pale cheek. The warmth of his mother’s arms gave him comfort and the feeling of safety he so much longed for but still, he could not help the feeling of fear as he sat their awaiting the

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    Submitted: May 10, 2010 By: Anna
  • Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies

    Summary One fact about this book should be established from the start - this is not a children's book. The "littluns" and "bigguns" represent members of the human race. The conflict between law and barbarism would have, I believe to be the same had the island been inhabited with adult survivors instead of children. The novel is about a transition from an immensely exciting adventure of some children, to what eventually becomes full-scale war,

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    Essay Length: 1,548 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: May 11, 2010 By: Tommy
  • Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies. By: William Golding. This is a novel about a group of young British boys who are stranded on an island. They decide that the only way for them to live is to uphold a strong democracy. They want order and rules to obey. All of the boys agree and choose a leader. Ralph is chosen because he demonstrates a strong leader and everyone agrees, even Jack who was the other choice

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    Submitted: June 7, 2010 By: Mike
  • Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies

    INDEPENDENT NOVEL STUDY – Lord of the Flies BY Sarah Dikong SUMMARY Chapter one begins with two boys meeting on the lagoon. One introduces himself as Ralph and the other says he is called Piggy. They ponder on the whereabouts of the other boys who were on the plane with them. While discussing, Piggy discovers a shell and says they could use it to summon the other boys. They do this and the other

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    Submitted: April 25, 2011 By: sarahdikong
  • Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies

    In his first novel, William Golding used a group of boys stranded on a tropical island to illustrate the malicious nature of mankind. Lord of the Flies dealt with changes that the boys underwent as they gradually adapted to the isolated freedom from society. Three main characters depicted different effects on certain individuals under those circumstances. Jack Merridew began as the arrogant and self-righteous leader of a choir. The freedom of the island allowed him

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    Submitted: May 21, 2015 By: Cesar Leiva
  • Lord of the Flies - Analyzing Its Ending

    Lord of the Flies - Analyzing Its Ending

    An ending is the most crucial part of a book. Not only does it conclude the whole book, but it can also give the reader a whole new interpretation to what the book is about. Ў®The Lord of the FliesЎЇ by William Golding is a typical book that illustrates this point. Without the ending, the book would hardly amount to half of its true value. This is because the ending shows what the book

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    Submitted: November 20, 2009 By: Jon
  • Lord of the Flies - Book Review

    Lord of the Flies - Book Review

    The symbols in the book “Lord of the flies” all reinforce the theme of the novel. All of the characters themselves were very symbolic. Ralph is a symbol of civilization, he is always the one who attempts to organize and accomplish things in order to better the group, like the fire and the building of shelters. Jack, on the other hand, is a symbol of anarchy. The struggle between Ralph and Jack is symbolic of

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    Essay Length: 787 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 19, 2009 By: Vika
  • Lord of the Flies - Book Review

    Lord of the Flies - Book Review

    The Lord of the Flies Essay In The Lord of the Flies, the three main character all have different characteristics and temperaments. Ralph shows the Guardian temperament, Jack has the characteristics of the Artisan temperament, and Piggy has the Realist temperament. This is important to the novel because it plays reason why everything ended up breaking apart on the island. Ralph is the nearest to being the Guardian in the story. Throughout the book, Ralph

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    Essay Length: 462 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 3, 2009 By: Vika
  • Lord of the Flies - Group Dynamics

    Lord of the Flies - Group Dynamics

    Lord of the Flies William Golding the author of Lord of the Flies was born in Great Britain in 1911 and throughout almost his entire lifetime, he has lived and witnessed the true evil within all men. During his childhood the first World War beginning in 1914, and was followed many years later by the savagery of World War II. He has seen powerful dictators rise and fall; he has witnessed entire nations crumble, the

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    Essay Length: 569 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: April 21, 2011 By: hs17
  • Lord of the Flies - Report

    Lord of the Flies - Report

    The main theme William Golding focuses on in The Lord of the Flies is his opinion that, when taken away from a civilised society, people will revert back to being primitive, animal like creatures. He portrays this view throughout the book by using very different characters almost all of whom eventually forget their civilised ways. The book tells the story of a group of school boys who, after their plane crashes, are stranded on a

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    Submitted: November 26, 2009 By: Monika
  • Lord of the Flies - the Right Leader

    Lord of the Flies - the Right Leader

    The Right Leader In the novel, Lord of the Flies, there is an on going conflict on who should lead this uncontrolled band of boys, there are two boys up for the job of island chief. The one who is most suited for the job of chief is Jack Merridew, he is the most reasonably choice because he can conect with the boys, protect, provide, and be a friend to them. The most desirable

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    Submitted: December 28, 2016 By: Lauren Vein
  • Lord of the Flies - William Golding

    Lord of the Flies - William Golding

    Fear Essay Human’s fears should not be taken lightly. Fear could do anything to one’s minds, though without fear, man can be as savage as animals. In the book Lord of the Flies, William Golding presented fear of the unknown to be a powerful force in a man’s mind. Fear of the unknown is a powerful force, which can turn to either insight or hysteria. The kids feared of not being rescued off of the

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    Submitted: April 25, 2010 By: David
  • Lord of the Flies Book Review

    Lord of the Flies Book Review

    "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

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    Essay Length: 482 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 29, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding

    Lord of the Flies by William Golding

    Lord of the Flies from a Psychology Viewpoint In the book, “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding, there were many things that happened that relate well to what we have been doing in Psychology 181. There were several times when I found myself relating what we learned in class to the situation that the group of boys in the book found themselves in. The knowledge that I have learned has helped me understand and

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    Essay Length: 1,590 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: November 23, 2009 By: Tasha
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding

    Lord of the Flies by William Golding

    ¨Lord of the Flies,¨ by William Golding     Good and evil are like the two sides of a coin and it's all up to the toss of the coin on what situation you may find yourself in.  In William Golding's  “Lord of the Flies” the theme most portrayed is good vs. evil, this theme is portrayed through the three main characters Jack, Ralph, and Simon.  Good is always in battle with evil whether it's through

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    Submitted: May 13, 2017 By: Camilou122
  • Lord of the Flies Character Analysis

    Lord of the Flies Character Analysis

    Lord of the Flies Character Analysis William Golding’s book, Lord of the flies, begins with the central character stuck in a jungle of which he knows little about. Ralph as we later find out his name, is the athletic, level-headed, leader of the boys on the island. He is the emotional leader of the group, and he has a major influence on all of the other characters. Ralph is used as a sort of reminder

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    Essay Length: 559 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 12, 2010 By: Andrew
  • Lord of the Flies Comparison/contrast Essay

    Lord of the Flies Comparison/contrast Essay

    William Golding’s Lord of the Flies is a novel about a group of boys who are lost on a deserted island and must do what they can to survive. At the beginning of the novel, two of the boys, Ralph and Jack, become leaders. These differences will form the main conflict in the story. The differences will cause them to hate each other and the anger that results is a recurring part of the plot

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    Essay Length: 927 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: May 3, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Lord of the Flies Essay

    Lord of the Flies Essay

    Importance of Leadership Leadership is something that stands out in people. In a group, people tend to look to the strongest person to follow. However, the strongest person may not be the best choice to follow. In Lord of the Flies by William Golding, Ralph and Jack each have leadership qualities. Jack is probably the stronger of the two; however, Ralph is a better leader. He has a better understanding for the boys. He also

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    Submitted: November 12, 2009 By: Bred
  • Lord of the Flies Essay

    Lord of the Flies Essay

    Have you ever wondered what life would be like without order and justice, with only one leader and one way of life, in a world so riddled with chaos that even the most innocent man could not escape it? Well William Golding (1911-1993) did and he sought to demonstrate his views through a book which he wrote and titled “Lord of the Flies” (1954). I believe that in the book “Lord of the Flies” William

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    Essay Length: 942 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: December 5, 2009 By: Jessica
  • Lord of the Flies Essay

    Lord of the Flies Essay

    Those who are familiar with the bizarre yet forceful impacts and effects religion may impose upon the human spirit are able to truly see the immense and passionate grip a spiritual connection has on the soul. Humans, in mere seconds, are brought to tears of overwhelming ecstasy, enlightenment, tranquility, and sorrow due to such a tenacious connection. They become truly moved and touched by a concept that can at times be considered fictitious and controversial.

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    Essay Length: 1,267 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: June 11, 2010 By: Tommy
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