Lord of the flies is one of the incident based classic novel composed by one of the price winning British author William Golding. The book have discussed a story of the English men who were stranded on a deserted island in their adolescences period. The reason of their evacuation from the civilization was to get away from the risk of the atomic war and so the boys should learn how to corporate with one another in the battle of survival. This paper is a summary of the lord of the flies as well as a good critical analysis for the purpose of understanding.
The school boys were travelling and were set on a deserted island in the pacific and it was imagined that there would be a great a destruction by war in all parts of the world. The pilot was killed in the plane crash but the children survived which made them alone to survive on the island without any supervision of the adult. Now, they were alone so they were supposed to make living in this wild. All the boys together made a plan in which one was elected to be the leader and the others grouped for hunting and finding the things and supervising each other’s tasks. The boys were distracted with a lot number of different activities in which making huts, swimming, searching for fruits, fire maintaining, hunting, and conflicting on one another’s ideas. The boys were busy in their activities that they saw a ship passing by and found that the signal fire is gone. They rushed towards the fire but they found themselves late of it.
There were a number of incidents in which the boys found themselves in great difficulty when one boy’s glasses got broken, conflict on food distribution and death of a boy accidently. This created great horror in the boys and they led to find the ways to reach back to their civilizations from where they came. The boys got in conflict to one another and a terrible attempt of killing starts in which one boy was killed by mistake, the other was intentionally murdered and another boy was captured by the group.
In a literary analysis, the rising actions in the story included the chief selection and rules establishment. Boys don’t like their assign jobs. A ship passes by and lack of fire caused the boys to be ignored. The climax in the story comes when a boy conflicts with the group and runs to become another group. Robbery of glass and politics happens. On the confrontment, murder of a boy happens. The others gets captured and the strong boy runs out towards the beach. Murders and imprisonment are the falling actions in which the things are about to calm down with an unreturning damage. The complete resolution happens when a boy runs off from the group and ends up on the beach in front of the naval officer who afterwards asks explanation of what happened on the island and all the boys starts weeping and a distressful environment is created.
In a nutshell discussion can be closed that the book had a terrible ups and downs in the story. The classical composition was highlighting the human nature as the humans are not civilized ever unless they don’t have a proper supervision or something that could define their identity. As they finds themselves free of any kind of supervision they starts behaving uncivilized and uncultured. The moral values gets vanished and social crimes becomes common. It can be controlled by proper education and quality control at the initial development of the human life.
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