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Lord of the Flies: Give It A Try

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Lord of the Flies: Give It A Try

A classic Lord of the Flies cover image.

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A classic Lord of the Flies cover image.

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In high school, you may be assigned reading material by your English teacher that you’re not too fond of. A commonly issued and unappreciated novel is William Golding’s Lord Of The Flies. Pretty much everyone has heard of the popular book title, but not exactly everyone has read it. However, there is a fairly high chance that in high school or college you were assigned this timeless classic.

The novel often catches a low tone “ugh,” whenever mentioned inside a classroom. Many students find the books language to be a deal breaker. Golding writes as an Englishman in the 1950’s; a style of writing that may not always be appreciated by today’s youth.

Others might claim they found the story boring and waste of their time. Maybe they felt they got nothing out of the message of the story. Indian River’s Senior Ashley Seybolt has read the story and felt it was”Too descriptive gave me a headache felt unnecessary”.

Some on the other hand find the book as and great and insightful drawing of natural instinct. Gabrielle Caballero,Warrior Ink’s very own Co-Editor In Chief, has read Lord Of The Flies herself and said “It was a unique look into human nature, I really enjoyed it overall”.

So when it comes to why this book is often on the bottom of one’s personal check-it-out list, the book has had it’s obvious success considering it’s still one of the most popular titles ever sold.

Golding offers a new perspective on the image of society and order against human nature. His use of British school boy’s captivates the idea  civil manner and his style of imagery and symbolism paints a picture for the reader as they find themselves turning one page after another.

As long it’s kept in mind the theme of the book, we all have darkness in our hearts, Golding’s writing style and story casting become much more clear and attention grabbing. Go Warrirors.

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