“A novel written by William Golding after World War II had become a well-known book in the United States and other countries” . The Lord of the Flies was an inspiration to him after returning from the war, and his basis for interpreting the characters scenarios with relations to the war. Humanity has a different image when being placed in a battle zone, and does not have the same outlooks as to someone who had never been in an attack. The inspiring writer changed the way ligature signified not only the look at humanity and how people react to different scenarios, but it also reflects what can occur when survival is key.
The storylines betray a group of boys who were being rescued from battle and were on a plane heading to safer terrain. The boys’ plane was shot down in battle and they were stranded on an island to survive on their own. The boys at first try to keep peace, and tranquility with rational thinking skills, and a plan for rescue. Each of the boys had appointed a leader of the group, and each had different tasks they were in charge of to keep order in tacked.
Soon after the boys began to act out and define order because they had no grown-ups to provide stability and structure. Some of the boys in the group enjoyed being able to play and do as they pleased without authority, and began defying the authority of the group leaders. The boys who had tried to get rescued by building a fire had not maintained it and was unable to reflect attention to a plan flying over. This made the boys part ways and formed to groups who had killed a pig to eat and symbolize the strength of the new group. The boys had cut the head off the pig and put it on a stick to scare off any monsters in the woods. The pig became infested with flies all over it and was the symbol for the name of the novel. A fight broke about between groups and many boys were killed. The few boys who remained had hid in the woods away from the evil group of boys to stay safe and out of harm’s way. The boys set the wood on fire to try and smoke the boys out of the wood so they could kill them. Once the boys came out of the woods onto the beach they fell in exhaustion and fatigue. When one of the boys came too he realized they had been rescued because of an officer standing over him. The fire that had been set to smoke the boy had also saved them. Once the boys realized they were safe they had felt bad for what they had done, and the lives they had killed.
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