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Lord of the Flies William Golding

July 10, 2021 - 110 words - 1 min Found a typo? Edit me
novel fiction

Labeled a parable, an allegory, a myth, a morality tale, a parody, a political treatise, even a vision of the apocalypse. It has established itself as a true classic.

The book focuses on a group of British boys stranded on an uninhabited island, and their disastrous attempt to govern themselves.

Themes include the tension between groupthink and individuality, between rational and emotional reactions, and between morality and immorality.

The first chapters start slowly, but they are necessary to build up the context of the story, which scales pretty quickly later on.

220 pages