Book Review: William Golding’s Lord of the Flies
Interesting one! I still think if I read this back in secondary school I wouldn’t have appreciated it. Lord of the Flies depicts how people lose their values and become savages in the absence of laws and ultimately highlights the importance of upholding laws and order in society. I liked the power play and the social dynamics that helped win people over to a side. I often wonder if the story would’ve turned out different had some girls been marooned on the island along with the boys. What social variable would that have introduced to the behavior of the boys and the overall outcome of the story?
It was a delightful read although I must confess, I had to struggle with William Golding’s descriptions of the island and it’s many features.
Over 10, I’ll give it a resounding 9!