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Book Title: William Golding's Lord of the Flies|
The author of the book: Harold Bloom
Format files: PDF
ISBN 13: 9780791098264
The size of the: 26.84 MB
Edition: Blooms Literary Criticism
Date of issue: March 1st 2008
Read full description of the books William Golding's Lord of the Flies:Lord of the Flies was written back in the early 1950's in Salisbury England. The author William Golding, first published the book in 1954. I choose to read this book in particular because that name "Lord of the Flies" caught my attention, also the fact of boys being stuck on a deserted island trying to survive interested me.
This time period was in the middle of the nuclear war, when a group of young school boys got shot down over a deserted island, with no adult supervision. The boy's divide up into "groups." The boy's around the age of six and younger were called the "littluns" and the boys around the age of ten and twelve were the "biguns." The boy's elect a group leader, Ralph. Ralph try's to keep the boy's clean and find them shelter. While being on the island for quite a while, Ralph try's to get the boy's rescued by making a fire and hoping that the ship that passes them by will see the smoke. While this plan did not work, Jack another boy makes his own pack which almost all the boy's join except for a few. While all this nonsense is taking place the boys believe that their is a "beast" that lives on the island. Simon being the brave one try's to find the beast, doing so he looses consciousness when actually all it was a the pilot, dead. When coming back to share the news the boys mistake him as the beast and beat him to death.
My favorite part of the book was when the chief of one side of the island (Ralph) is being hunted like a pig by the other tribe. He tries to run and find a place to hide, when he finally finds a good bush to hide when they light the forrest on fire and he is forced to run out in the open. You think that he is doomed but a ship sees the smoke and comes to the kids rescue!
This book is full of surprises while the mood was sort of dark and depressing. I enjoyed reading it because, I love how William was not afraid to write about dark and gruesome things such as death and violence. I would recommend this book for young adults who are into books about death and depressing things. This is by all means not a "happy" book, For example the author, William explains a baby pig getting chased down and stabbed with several spears then having his throat slit by several hunters. At points I wanted to stop reading it because of those reasons. I give this book two stars.
Read information about the authorBloom is a literary critic, and currently a Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University. Since the publication of his first book in 1959, Bloom has written more than 20 books of literary criticism, several books discussing religion, and one novel. He has edited hundreds of anthologies.
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