Lord of the Flies
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Lord of the Flies
William Golding
Literature
Aug 11, 2018
Assigned at least once to nearly every student in the English-speaking world, Golding’s chilling depiction of the descent into savagery of schoolboys stranded on a deserted island stirs to menacing life as we turn the pages; terror coils behind the words like a patient predator stalking its prey. Written in the wake of World War II and under the shadow of nuclear threat, Lord of the Flies focuses a sunstruck magnifying glass on large themes: the innateness of good and evil, the presumption of youth’s innocence, the fragility of any social contract.
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Classic
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Dec 2, 2018
Not exactly Gilligan's Island.
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A look at the atrocities of human behavior at its finest. Ironically, we teach this book in high schools expecting students to "get it"; unfortunately, it's not until we're adults and have begun killing one another off that we finally understand Golding's thesis.
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Ah, the darkness of humanity at its finest. Interestingly, we often teach this to high school students and expect them to "get it"; unfortunately, it's not until we're adults and begin killing people off (literally and metaphorically) before we begin to comprehend Golding's thesis.
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Fantastic
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Sucks to your asmar.
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