Essay on Lord of the Flies Book Report

744 Words Jun 17th, 2014 3 Pages
Title: Lord of the Flies
Author: William Golding
Other books written by author: The Inheritors, Darkness Visible, Free Fall, The Spire
General Plot: During a horrible war, a plane evacuating a group of schoolboys from Britain is shot down over a deserted tropical island. Two boys named Ralph and Piggy come across a conch shell and realize they could use it to summon the other boys. Once they gathered everyone, the boys started electing a leader and planning a way to be rescued. They choose Ralph as their leader, and Ralph chooses another boy, Jack, to be in charge of the boys who will hunt food for the entire group. When they first start off they all still act like young boys and play around and stuff but as they live on the island
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The reason I mainly chose this passage was because Simon say “Maybe there is a beast…maybe it’s only us.” I love when he says that because it represents the beast inside each and every one of them that’s just waiting to come out and that’s what they’re scared of.
Passage 2: “I agree with Ralph. We’ve got to have rules and obey them. After all, we’re not savages. We’re English, and the English are best at everything. So we’ve got to do the right things.”
I chose this second passage because this is Jack talking in the beginning saying they are English and proper so they need to do things right. I picked this quote because it foreshadows what will happen later on. Later on they do end up becoming savages and going crazy and kill people. Nothing about them is proper or elegant it’s simply survival of the fittest.
Would I recommend this book: Yes, I would definitely recommend this book because it really opens your eyes. It doesn’t matter if you’re an adult or kid you will realize that all of us have that good and evil inside of us. It is a great book to make you think and learn about yourself in others. There’s never a dull moment in the book it will always keep you intrigued.
Critique the book: Strong points in the book were that Golding used high vocabulary and with every line he wrote he made you feel like you were there with imagery. I really don’t believe there were any weak points in the book because it keeps you

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