Lord Of The Flies


I would like to discuss Golding's pessimism about human nature and the idea that evil is an inborn characteristic. Is man by nature good or evil? Where does this evil come from? And is it in children, was it always in adults?

>>By madison   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 13:00)

has anyone had to write an essay on LOTF???

>>By lindy_lu   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 13:00)

As I was taught in class, evil is present in everyone, child or adult: it is instict; but it is the socially imposed standards of behaviour that supresses these insticts.

>>By laury   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 13:00)

ya i have to write an essay about the affects of adversity on the human spirit... i have no idea how to do this.. i dont get it!! help!!!

>>By lindy_lu   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 13:00)

It is so funky. A great book and I love it very much

>>By niki   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 13:00)

I don't get about having to write the essay on spirits all i ever had to do with this book is write chapter summaries and in the end a big summary about everything. I did have to writ one essay about how one leads to another, and how the animal in roger starts to come out into a ous er

>>By LRD MRS L 1st   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 13:00)

the end is starts to come out into a merderous er

>>By LRD MRS L 1st   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 13:00)

its a extraordinary novel

>>By louise lou   (Monday, 3 Mar 2003 11:29)

it has to be the best book we have read!!!! i had soooo much fun reading this book and analysing it at the end. everytime i read a page i couldnt put it down as it has you on the edge of your seat. we would definetly recommend this to anyone with any sense

>>By louise, natalie and lisa @ Rosebery school   (Monday, 3 Mar 2003 11:32)

bugger this is a hard book to analyse. i have to show that 'though Lord of the Flies is a dark book, it is not entirely pessimistic, there is hope shown through the story..." and this is my major assessment piece for the term. oh yeah, and it's due in tomorrow. i think i'm screwed...

ps anyone else find the contrast between this and ballantyne's Coral Island pretty funny?

>>By rhubarb- yr10   (Sunday, 6 Apr 2003 07:09)

how does everyone read simon??

>>By lauren fog   (Wednesday, 7 May 2003 20:53)

Well, I thought that the book was a well written novel. It had its high points and it low points. The characters were great and I sugguest that others should also read it . It's a good novel.

>>By Liza Barrera   (Wednesday, 25 Jun 2003 17:45)

I can't exactly say it was the most FUN book to read, it was quite...
disturbing. But I think the views expressed are things that we
need to know, fun or not. But it DID find it very interesting and
probably one of the deepest and most well-written novels I've
ever read. I don't think Golding was saying that all men are evil...
more that we all have a capacity for evil. Anyway.. I was one of
the only ones in my class who liked it. AHH! I can't say "like".
Let's just say that, in some way, I found a (perhaps twisted)
pleasure in reading it.(I also liked shocking the people who chose
not to read it because it was "evil"!)

>>By Shannon   (Saturday, 28 Jun 2003 00:39)

I think it’s worth reading this book. I would personally recommend it to a friend for different reasons. The style of the novel is deceivingly simple. It’s easy and fluent to read and quite quick , like a children's adventure story. The narration is simple, the events flow smoothly, and the moods change rapidly without much effort. The
boys are not given last names, the titles of the chapters clearly
foreshadow the action that is to take place, and the author refrains
from commenting upon the development of events within the story.
Despite his simple style, Golding has created an artistic
masterpiece. Below the simplicity, there is a world of meaning and
symbolism that evoke deep reactions.

>>By sheila   (Monday, 21 Jul 2003 12:45)

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