Lord of the Flies

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Lord of the Flies by William Golding Summary

A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys' delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance. First published in 1954, Lord of the Flies is one of the most celebrated and widely read of modern classics. Now fully revised and updated, this educational edition includes chapter summaries, comprehension questions, discussion points, classroom activities, a biographical profile of Golding, historical context relevant to the novel and an essay on Lord of the Flies by William Golding entitled 'Fable'. Aimed at Key Stage 3 and 4 students, it also includes a section on literary theory for advanced or A-level students. The educational edition encourages original and independent thinking while guiding the student through the text - ideal for use in the classroom and at home.

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Lord of the Flies by William Golding Summary

Golding’s iconic 1954 novel, now with a new foreword by Lois Lowry, remains one of the greatest books ever written for young adults and an unforgettable classic for readers of any age. This edition includes a new Suggestions for Further Reading by Jennifer Buehler. At the dawn of the next world war, a plane crashes on an uncharted island, stranding a group of schoolboys. At first, with no adult supervision, their freedom is something to celebrate. This far from civilization they can do anything they want. Anything. But as order collapses, as strange howls echo in the night, as terror begins its reign, the hope of adventure seems as far removed from reality as the hope of being rescued.

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The classical study of human nature depicts the degeneration of a group of schoolboys who are marooned on a tropical island after a plane crash.

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Lord of the Flies by William Golding Summary

The classical study of human nature which depicts the degeneration of a group of schoolboys marooned on a desert island.

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William Golding's Lord of the Flies by Santwana Haldar Summary

During The Post-War Years The Experimental Tendency In British Novel Continued, But The Critics Lamented That The Mid-Twentieth Century British Literature Produced No Ulysses. William Golding S Lord Of The Flies (1954) Was Accepted As An Experiment With The Restoration Of Fable In English Fiction, A Reconstruction At An Adult Level Of R.M. Ballantyne S Coral Island. Thanks To The Nobel Prize Awarded To Golding In 1983, Lord Of The Flies Came To The Limelight And Its Underlying Philosophy Has Been Variously Interpreted Since Then. In The Face Of An Upsurge In Golding Criticism, And More Specifically, In Lord Of The Flies, The Novel Demands Fresh Discussions. The Present Book Seeks To Acquaint The Readers First With The Theme Of The Novel, And Then With The Discourses Invited By The Theme.A Detailed Analysis Of Each Of The Chapters Of The Novel Is The Special Attraction Of This Critical Study. It Is Not Just A Summary, But A Critical Analysis Of The Events, Symbols, Images And Reflections Of The Characters Introduced In The Novel. The Chapter-Wise Discussion Will Inspire The Readers To Go Through The Original Text Thoroughly For Having A First Hand Knowledge Of Golding S Art. It Will Also Help The Readers To Develop An Understanding Of Golding As A Novelist Even Before Reading The Original Text.The Chapters On Golding S Concept Of Evil And The Innate Depravity Of Man, Potential Savagery Of Children, Sin And Expiation, The Post-World War Scenario And Elements Of Post-Colonial Writing Are Designed To Project Lord Of The Flies As A Post-Colonial Novel Of Ideas. The Book Also Contains Separate Chapters On Narrative Skill, Characterization, Plot And Structure Which Are Helpful For The Students. The Discussion Is Marked By A Critical Insight That Serves Not Only The Advanced Scholars But Also The Common Students Who Will Be Benefited By The Lucid Presentation.

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William Golding by Raychel Haugrud Reiff Summary

An in-depth analysis of William Golding, his writings, and the historical time period in which they were written.

Understanding Lord of the Flies

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Understanding Lord of the Flies by Kirstin Olsen Summary

Offers excerpts dealing with major themes of Golding's novel, including the ignoble savage, education, adventure stories, religion, biology and evolution, and war and its aftermath, and suggests topics for further exploration.

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William Golding by John Carey Summary

William Golding was born in 1911 and educated at his local grammar school and Brasenose College, Oxford. He published a volume of poems in 1934 and during the war served in the Royal Navy. Afterwards he returned to being a schoolmaster in Salisbury. Lord of the Flies, his first novel, was an immediate success, and was followed by a series of remarkable novels, including The Inheritors, Pincher Martin and The Spire. He won the Booker Prize for Rites of Passage in 1980, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983, and was knighted in 1988. He died in 1993.

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William Golding's Lord of the Flies by Harold Bloom Summary

Discusses the writing of Lord of the flies by William Golding. Includes critical essays on the work and a brief biography of the author.

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CliffsNotes on Golding's Lord of the Flies

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CliffsNotes on Golding's Lord of the Flies by Maureen Kelly Summary

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on Lord of the Flies takes you on an exploration of William Golding's novel to the dark side of humanity, the savagery that underlies even the most civilized human beings. Follow Golding's group of young boys from hope to disaster and watch as they attempt to survive their uncivilized, unsupervised, and isolated environment. You can rely on CliffsNotes on Lord of the Flies for character analyses, insightful essays, and chapter-by-chapter commentaries to ensure your safe passage through the rich symbolism of this novel. Other features that help you study include A brief synopsis of the novel A character map to help you see relationships among the characters A glossary that helps you get the most out of your reading An interactive quiz to test your knowledge Essay topics and review questions Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

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Lord of the Flies - Parallels and Differences Between Golding's Novel and Hook's Cinematic Adaption

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Lord of the Flies - Parallels and Differences Between Golding's Novel and Hook's Cinematic Adaption by Benjamin Althaus Summary

Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1.0, University of Cologne (Englisches Seminar), course: Cinematic (Re-) Creation, 26 entries in the bibliography, language: English, comment: This paper investigates some of the key aspects of "Lord of the Flies," such as characterisation, narration, and symbolism. It discusses some of the philosophical theories which the novel is based on (i.e. Hobbes, Rousseau). Furthermore the book's role as an anti-robinsonade will be taken into account. The second part of the paper will contrast the novel against the filmic adaptation by Harry Hook and point out some parallels and differences between the two pieces of work., abstract: Lord of the Flies was first published in 1954 and from then on has been read by millions of pupils, students and adults. Today the book is still popular as it deals with a subject that is timeless and fundamental: the human struggle between civilisation and the savage instinct. The book is a fable showing how the inherent evil in man's nature threatens order in a society. Golding uses an allegorical story to illustrate this threat to civilisation. Because of it's timeless topic and because it is an ideal showcase for allegorical structure and literary analysis the novel has been dealt with in numerous school lessons and university courses. This paper gives an overview of some aspects of Lord of the Flies which are important for understanding the text and interpreting the film. I will first investigate how the characters are presented in the book and comment on some narrative aspects. I will then go on to discuss the role of the book as an anti-robinsonade in the historical context of the English novel. I will also point out some philosophical aspects of Lord of the Flies. I am going to focus on aspects of the view of human nature as argued by Thomas Hobbes in his book The Leviathan and contrast it against the philosophy of Jean Jacq

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Lord of the Flies by Karen Malouf Summary

This is an idea book. It was designed for you, the literature teacher, as a time-saver that brings together key ideas, background information, and suggestions for teaching the novel successfully. Choose from the suggestions in the book to suit your style; adapt and expand on activities as they suit your students. Above all, this book is meant to be a tool to assist you in intensifying your students' involvement with the text and with the way literature helps to make sense of our world.

Understanding Lord of the Flies

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Understanding Lord of the Flies by Andy Koopmans Summary

Discusses the Lord of the Flies by William Golding, offering information on the author's life, the book's historical background, and literary analysis of the novel, including a plot summary, and character information.

Lord of the Flies by William Golding (Book Analysis)

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In this clear and detailed reading guide, we’ve done all the hard work for you! Lord of the Flies is still read worldwide and is considered to be one of the greatest novels in the history of English literature. It tells the story of a group of children who are stranded on a desert island and their desperate attempts to maintain civilization and not give in to their primitive instincts of savagery and barbarism. This practical and insightful book includes: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. Shed new light on your favorite books with BrightSummaries.com!

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Lord of the flies by Patrick Reilly Summary

Patrick Reilly illuminates Lord of the Flies's place within the Swiftian tradition and looks beyond the novel as a tale of pure lament, finding it a work of joyful imagination that expresses hope.