Lord of the Flies – William Golding

In the novel ‘Lord of Flies,’ William Golding tries to convey his message through the use of an important place. The place he uses it ‘The Island’ and he uses it to express the idea of isolation and how it affects human behavior. The book displays this influence because when the group of boys are alone on the island they are no longer being controlled by their parents and have to survive using their natural human instincts. As the story progresses the boys natural nature leads them to fight against one another.

During the first chapter of the book the boys are all on the same page and try to cooperate so they can stay safe and survive. An example of this is when Ralph had the entire group of boys to vote for who they want to lead their group, this shows that they still relate to the civilized world because they are using democracy to make a decision. Further into the book the kids organise themselves into different roles, these include hunters and hit builders.




It is introduced when the character ‘Piggy’ is introduced, he is wearing them and he calls them his specs.

It is used for Piggy to see and to light the fire on the mountain


“With that word the heat seemed to increase till it became a threatening
weight and the lagoon attacked them with a blinding effulgence”

“Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill!” “You knew, didn’t you? I’m part of you? Close, close, close! I’m the reason why it’s no go? Why things are what they are?”

“Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart, and the fall through the air of the true, wise friend called Piggy”

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One Comment

  1. You have the makings of a good essay here. Remember to be very clear about what you consider the author’s intentions to be and also where you can see a relationship between the ideas you examine and the world we live in today.



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