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  • Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies

    The novel, Lord of the Flies, deals a lot with characterization. The character that stood out the most was Ralph, who was excellently developed by Golding as a leader. The very first time Ralph is introduced to the reader, one can see his sense of observation even in the first sentence that he says: "This is an island, at least I think it's an island. That's a reef out in the sea. Perhaps there

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    Submitted: December 14, 2009 By: Vika
  • Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies

    The author, William Golding uses the main characters of Ralph, Jack, and Simon in The Lord of the Flies to portray how their desire for leadership, combined with lack of compromise leads to the fall of their society. This desire for leadership and compromise led to the fall of their society just like multiple countries during times of wars. In the Lord of the Flies, William Golding uses characters to convey the main idea

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    Submitted: December 21, 2009 By: July
  • Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies

    The difference in the way humans perceive things is apart of mankind. Golding believes evil is an inborn characteristic. Are people born evil or is it just human nature to do “wrong” or “bad” things simply to survive? Golding’s pessimism about human nature would suggest people are all naturally evil in one way or another. When innocent boys are set on an island without any adult supervision, are they going to do the “good”

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    Submitted: December 24, 2009 By: Tommy
  • Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies Summary: During a war in Europe, a plane that is evacuating a bunch of kids from school crashes over an island. The boys that survived the crash begin to search the island that they have landed on, while two of them, Piggy and Ralph find a conch shell and they begin to use it as a signal to find other boys that are on the island. After they find everyone that

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    Submitted: December 31, 2009 By: Stenly
  • Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies

    In the book Lord of the Flies three characters stand out to be roll models and leaders of the group. These three people are Ralph, Piggy, and Jack. Ralph is a chosen leader, Piggy is physically unappealing and Jack is a hot headed choir boy. These three boys are often working together and apart and by reading the first chapter the character who will survive it all is Ralph. Ralph may be carefree and wild

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    Submitted: January 2, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies

    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: January 11, 2010 By: Andrew
  • Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies

    Introduction: Our film was “Lord of the Flies”. In this film a group of young boys from a military school survive a plane crash in the middle of the ocean and are stranded on a deserted island with no adults. We will explore the leadership, roles, conflict, problem solving, and group development found within this group. I will be starting by discussing the different styles of leadership in this film. We will take a look

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    Submitted: January 11, 2010 By: Andrew
  • Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies

    The difference in the way humans perceive things is apart of mankind. Golding believes evil is an inborn characteristic. Are people born evil or is it just human nature to do “wrong” or “bad” things simply to survive? Golding’s pessimism about human nature would suggest people are all naturally evil in one way or another. When innocent boys are set on an island without any adult supervision, are they going to do the “good” or

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    Submitted: January 25, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies

    In order to change a book to a movie, some minor changes must be made. In changing The Lord of the Flies, many things were different, but also many were the same. In my opinion, the book was better. In the book and movie, many things were the same. For example, the way the conch started off with much power and respect from the boys in both the book and the movie. The conch

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    Submitted: January 27, 2010 By: Kevin
  • Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies The Lord of the Flies had 4 main characters: Ralph, Simon, Jacky, and Piggy. All of the boys had a profound impact on the book but one boy was very intense and amazing. That boy was Simon. Simon was the kind of person who kept to himself and looked at the world from a different point of view. His disease made him take life much more seriously than the rest

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    Submitted: January 29, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies

    English Patty OBrien Final Draft 10/22/05 Lord of the Flies In the novel The Lord of the Flies there are many different objects that represent the use of symbolism. Symbolism means, investing things with a symbolic meaning. William Golding used this method because it makes you think deeper into the story as you read, not just being there. Some examples of symbolism in the novel are the conch, the beast, the pig head, and Piggy’s

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    Submitted: January 29, 2010 By: Anna
  • 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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
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