Shout out to all the freshman across the nation who are reading The Lord of the Flies and are wondering why
William Golding wrote this book to tell the story of boys stranded on an island and to say that without government or rules, humans would become savages. The question is, do you think that’s what would happen? In the beginning, the characters are annoying. They remind me of my brother who bursts into my room and shoots a Nerf gun at my head. They are a bunch of twelve year olds stuck on a strip of land in the Pacific Ocean, what else would you expect? Golding gives them a chance to be alone without adults telling them what to do, no bedtime, no bath, and writes about what happens. I’ve read four books for English class and this ranks second behind Diary of a Part Time Indian because that was funny while Flies had me wanting to throw the book across the room. Golding shows us how humans can act and the horrible things we can do to each other. I was disappointed because maybe there is some of that in all of us.