The Lord Of The Flies: Summary



The novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding, an adventure and
suspense story, is written in 1857. The story sets on an deserted Pacific coral
island. A group of school boys are marooned on this island after a plane crash
on a trip to Australia.
The story begins with a large number of school boys on an uninhabited
tropical island and two of the elder boys who have leadership qualities compete
to achieve a semblance of order so as to survive. Ralph, who has found a conch
and blows it to summon all the boys to a meeting, is concerned about the well
being of everyone, while Jack is more concerned with making rules and punishing
offenders. However, only one firm rule is established ...

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and inappropriate behavior encouraged by
Jack. Ralph=s only supporter is Piggy, a fat asthmatic boys who nobody likes
because he is always lecturing and criticizing everyone=s behavior. Jack bullies
him constantly and the other boys make fun of him. Jack and his followers spend
most of their time hunting for wild pigs so Ralph=s efforts to organize the
group fail. By now, most of the older boys are beginning to act like savages,
hunting wild pigs, going into a frenzy when they succeed and celebrate their
kill with wild dancing around a fire.
One night during an air-battle, a body of a parachutist lands on the
island and has become tangled on some rocks on the mountain. A rumor of a
Abeast@ on their island discovers that the beast the parachutist but
unfortunately never has the opportunity to tell the others. He is mistaken for
the beast and is accidentally killed during a wild celebration feast that takes
place after a successful hunt by Jack and his followers. Later ...

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