Lord Of The Flies - RPR
Uploaded by Madbhoy on Aug 25, 2001
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A book which I have read recently is “ Lord Of The Flies” by William Golding. In this R.P.R I’m will be explore how the gradual break up of the community is due to the hostile relationship between Ralph and Jack. As well as the afore mentioned topic I will also look at how the author’s characterisation and language attribute to the novel. Lord Of The Flies was an extremely enjoyable and mind-enriching book as it covered topics of psychology that exist in every person but would never normally be seen, as a result of the lack of these elements of psychology in everyday life William Golding displays them extremely accurately in novel. With an excellent structure and storyline it is easy to see why this book won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Lord Of The Flies takes place on a small island in the Pacific during the Second World War were a small group of boys have been abandoned after their plane crashes. Initially the boys relish this new found freedom as there are no adults and decide they have to chose a leader on the island so as to keep things in order. The boys adapt to the island very well learning how to make fire, build shelters, hunt and maintain discipline. However the initial glamour and sparkle of the island disappears as tensions about their isolation develop which ultimately break up the group. A new leader is chosen and forms a new community which is more able to deal with the hardships of the island and able to obtain total authority of the island. When a rescue finally occurs the children have lost touch with their civilised instincts and are now savages.
Initially in the book when a community is formed it is as civilised as any proper community. The boys take a vote for a leader ,two boys who make an attempt to be the chief are Ralph and Jack. Jack being the leader of the group of choir- boys encourages the choir members to vote for him which is consequently done. When Ralph is elected to be chief Jack is obviously frustrated as shown in this quote:
“Jack’s face disappeared under a blush of mortification,”
Ralph proves to be an excellent Chief as he makes excellent decisions such as to...