Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Lord of the Flies by William Golding



Reading is very important aspect of writing, even more for online writing. You have to read to know about the subject you are writing, you have to read to learn the craft of writing, you have to read to build readership.

Reading is my hobby as well as interest. I read because I write. No one becomes a writer without reading. Therefore, reading is the most important thing for me as a writer. I read fiction as well as nonfiction. I read prose as well as poetry. I read all kinds if writing. However, my favorite genres are anthropology, history, religion, psychology and fiction. I love fiction with mythical elements or magical realism in it.

Recently, I completed Lord of the Flies by William Golding. William Golding is and English novelist (full name Sir William Gerald Golding).He was born in1911 and died in 1993. I liked Lord of the Flies by William Golding very much because it based on mythology.

Here is my review of the novel Lord of the Flies.

Lord of the Flies (first published in 1954) by William Golding is a novel based on Jewish mythology, where Beelzebub is the Lord of the Flies. Beelzebub, referred as a demon in Jewish mythology, is on the highest hierarchy of false gods. The novel tells a story of schoolchildren stranded in uninhibited island. Their wild actions, in absence of proper guidance, show that power corrupts, that there is darkness in human heart, that the world is not a reasonable place to live.

Ralph and Jack are two main characters in the Lord of the Flies. Ralph stands for goodness and Jack represents darkness. Ralph is trusted with leadership. In the beginning, Jack plays by Ralph’s rules; however, later he questions Ralph’s authority and forms his own group. A rift arises between Ralph’s group and Jack’s group. Since Ralph’s group outnumbers Jack’s group, Jack begins to play deceitful games.

Hunting games that started as a survival tactics takes a form of entertainment. The boys begin to hunt for fun and not for food. As they get more into hunting, their motive changes. Now they don’t want to hunt animals, they want to hunt man.

It is a short novel, and will not take more than 4 hours to read the entire novel. If you don’t want to read the book, you can watch the movie. Lord of the Flies has also been made into a film of the same name.

I can definitely recommend Lord of the Flies.



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        Vinaya Post author

        Lord of the Rings is a good novel/book, however, Lord of the Flies is better.

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