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Show HTML View more styles. Best Beach Scene? Best American Remake of a British Movie? Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Balthazar Getty Ralph Chris Furrh Jack Merridew Danuel Pipoly Piggy James Badge Dale Simon as Badgett Dale Andrew Taft The Twins Edward Taft The Twins Gary Rule Roger Terry Wells Andy Braden MacDonald Larry Angus Burgin Greg Martin Zentz In the midst of a nuclear war, a group of British boys find themselves stranded without adult supervision on a tropical island.
The group is roughly divided into the "littluns," boys around the age of six, and the "biguns," who are between the ages of ten and twelve.
Initially, the boys attempt to form a culture similar to the one they left behind. They elect a leader, Ralph , who, with the advice and support of Piggy the intellectual of the group , strives to establish rules for housing and sanitation.
Ralph also makes a signal fire the group's first priority, hoping that a passing ship will see the smoke signal and rescue them.
A major challenge to Ralph's leadership is Jack , who also wants to lead. Jack commands a group of choirboys-turned-hunters who sacrifice the duty of tending the fire so that they can participate in the hunts.
Jack draws the other boys slowly away from Ralph's influence because of their natural attraction to and inclination toward the adventurous hunting activities symbolizing violence and evil.
I'm not sure what my thoughts were at the time, but I remember having read the story sometime in junior high school. I'm perhaps a bit more cynical of this breakdown in society now or perhaps not!
I saw parallels to In William Golding's Lord of the Flies, the dark side of human nature goes unchecked.
I saw parallels to JG Ballard's work, but, even if it is simply a high-rise apartment, Ballard's take on society seems more complete. Golding's unrelenting attack on reason and how easily it can be displaced begins on the opening pages and continues until the boys are rescued.
For me, that played not quite successfully against an engaging story. Jun 01, Gothadh rated it did not like it.
I absolutely hated this book. That's my over-riding memory of it I'm afraid. I had to read it in secondary school when I was about 12 and I never remember disliking a book so much which was surprising as I was a voracious reader.
I just could not relate to the story at all and just wished they would all kill each other as soon a I absolutely hated this book.
I just could not relate to the story at all and just wished they would all kill each other as soon as possible so the book would finish.
The fact that we had to read the book in class at the pace of some of the slower readers agonisingly painfully slow readers and then discuss it afterwards, which was like trying to get blood out of a stone, probably didn't help.
Never, ever again. View all 27 comments. Lord of the Flies is a parable of the human nature… His mind was crowded with memories; memories of the knowledge that had come to them when they closed in on the struggling pig, knowledge that they had outwitted a living thing, imposed their will upon it, taken away its life like a long satisfying drink.
Ever since primordial times man is ruled by two opposite forces: a wish to create and a wish to destroy… And to destroy is much easier than to create… There was the brilliant world of hunting, tac Lord of the Flies is a parable of the human nature… His mind was crowded with memories; memories of the knowledge that had come to them when they closed in on the struggling pig, knowledge that they had outwitted a living thing, imposed their will upon it, taken away its life like a long satisfying drink.
Ever since primordial times man is ruled by two opposite forces: a wish to create and a wish to destroy… And to destroy is much easier than to create… There was the brilliant world of hunting, tactics, fierce exhilaration, skill; and there was the world of longing and baffled commonsense.
View 2 comments. I think reading this book as an adult affects me more. You come to realize that things and circumstances can change drastically with no rules or repercussions.
I really loved Lord of the Flies and think everyone should read this one day. It's not a long book but it will make an impression on you.
It makes you think and dread what would happen if With no rules to govern, you can easily see how a group will follow the stronger and more manipulative leader.
Let it be a lesson to us all to always have a sense of morality and know when as a society we've crossed the line.
Recommended to everyone!! View all 12 comments. I was considering giving this book 2 stars at about halfway through.
I was bored. Then I read the second half and woah it took me by surprise. I had so many feelings reading this book; sadness, anger but also happiness and at many points yes, I was confused but it only made me want to read on to know more.
Sep 22, Natalie Vellacott rated it really liked it Shelves: classics. This book shocked me. Not so much because of the content, I will come onto that, but because my gentle, kind, mother recommended it to me.
My mum who mutes the TV when a swear word is coming up and who can't stand any type of violence recommended a book that involves children killing each other.
Perhaps in her case familiarity has rendered the content less offensive--she studied it in high school and it had her childish scrawls all the way through, also entertaining!
That said, there was a lot t This book shocked me. That said, there was a lot to this book. I can see why it has become a classic.
I guess, I was just taken aback having started the story and expecting it to continue in a Peter Pan type "lost boys" style A group of boys are abandoned on an uninhabited island.
Ralph takes the lead and formulates a rescue plan. But it isn't long before the group are embroiled in internal conflict as they battle for supremacy and status.
What is really needed is for them to band together and for everyone to do their part to keep the group alive and alert any ships that happen to be passing.
But they cannot even get that right--those meant to be tending the fire are off hunting pigs when the first vessel draws near.
The divisions widen over time as some of the children begin to adopt savage-like behaviour resulting in tragedy. It is not a Christian book but there are a great number of spiritual analogies and lessons worthy of comment.
The book reminds us that children do not learn sin from their parents. They are born sinful and if not disciplined, given appropriate boundaries and taught right from wrong, they will choose sin as it is predetermined due to the fall--"born in sin and shapen in iniquity.
There is also a lesson about the pack mentality. How much easier is it to fall into sin or temptation in a group than it is alone? When young people goad, dare and egg each other on they can be capable of great evil--peer pressure is a powerful force.
We see it in the media when a group loses control and in a violent frenzy attacks a person in the street.
But we will not ultimately stand before God in a group but by ourselves to account for our behaviour. It is why the Bible warns us about the company we keep and who we choose to be our friends.
I was also reminded of the damage that can be done to children who spend too much time playing video computer games.
They become lost in their own worlds of darkness where theft, violence and killing are normalised and those who murder are heroes not criminals.
Lord of the Flies made me realise how easy it was for these children to begin playing a very dangerous game with life and death when they became immersed in their own world and had lost touch with reality.
Maybe it will make some parents think about what their children are filling their minds with alone in their bedrooms. We shouldn't be surprised when the same children translate their video game world into a murderous rampage on our streets.
That is what they have been taught to do! The last chapter of the book was for me the most impactive as the sequence of events was unexpected.
The narrative is chilling in places but definitely held my interest and I wanted to know what happened to the children in the end.
There are a few swear words in the book but nothing major. There is no sexual content. There is some graphic violence and animal slaughter.
This book is not really suitable for younger children but may hold lessons for older teens. I would recommend the book for Christians for the spiritual lessons that can be learned but it is not particularly uplifting!
View all 19 comments. Aug 31, Fergus rated it it was amazing. Piggy and his upper-class schoolmates are marooned on a remote wild island.
But left without adults, they quickly descend, like some of our leaders, into draconian martial violence - the powerful and strong versus the poor and weak shades of Animal Farm?
And I myself nearly became a Piggy. January, saw the personal event that changed that transition forever. And my moral values - though, praise God, not my Political ones - are shared with those of that McCarthyist year, It all started on a crisp, clear January morning in My colicky and irascible brother had come into the world ten months earlier - like me, he would have preferred to stay Close to my Mom forever, bless him.
With the removal of those twin comforts, I became moody and withdrawn. And fell into entropy. Yes, the Absurd split my life in two with those events - through no fault of my wonderful brother - though he became my lifetime subconscious straw dog as a result.
Kids can be so weird. But by January my parents had seen enough of my inner ethical turmoil. They wanted to shore up my confidence.
A four-year-old needs a foundation for his values in the absence of primary love. Yes, you guessed it: it was a substitute; an ideal false self.
And that Brass Ring, which gave me a traumatically Impossible ideal to live up to in order to be a Number One Son in their eyes, was psychologically destructive And its inner violent duality was at the heart of my psychological collapse in BUT - its mature, adult worldview was always ALL that stood against me - and the moral entropy and outright violence of a Piggy, towards whose personality I had been drifting: So WHAT if it turned me into a slightly funny lifetime Aspie?
My utter MORAL collapse was averted. And for that, in my view, my parents and brother deserve ALL THE CREDIT.
Shelves: classic , physically-owned-books , overrated-books. Sounds like a partaayy! Purposeless assemblies 2.
A lot of giggling 3. Pig chase re-enactments 4. Touch the conch game. Laughing fits mostly at the expense of Piggy. Hanks and eep!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Ate Sabah! I hope you have a wonderful day with loads of love and surprises! I couldn't find a paperback copy of Jane Eyre.
I hope this'll do. View all 33 comments. BOYS WILL BE BOYS THERE'S A PIG'S HEAD. View all 8 comments. It really provides a fascinating insight into how quickly chaos can ensue once civilisation ceases to exist.
Speaking of King, I was MAJORLY geeking out at the stone formation being called Castle Rock - I quickly darted to google to confirm that yes, King named his town after the fictional mountain fort in Lord of the Flies.
Really glad I finally read it! View all 6 comments. Jun 24, Jason Koivu rated it it was amazing Shelves: fiction.
I've got the conch now, so listen up! In Lord of the Flies Golding deconstructed civilization, wiping it out and showing us our world in chaos.
It's not pretty. Man without governance is apt to slide into savagery. At first the castaway children on this deserted isle set up rules and leadership, but law and order is overwhelmed when the majority discover there is no immediate consequence if they give in to their wants and desires.
In the place of civility, a brutal world is born in which might is I've got the conch now, so listen up! In the place of civility, a brutal world is born in which might is right, the weak are stamped out, and the female voice all but silenced Piggy's frequent references to his auntie.
Golding pounded away at that theme, so much so as to rankle some readers who criticize the book's heavy-handed use of cardboard cut-out stereotypes to force the author's point across.
I don't deny it, but in this instance I'm okay with it because I found the outcome, depressing and disheartening as it is, satisfying as a statement and, the whole, enjoyable as a fully contained tale.
Surely the characters could've been invested with deeper background, which would have added greatly to the story in detail as well as pages. Both are unessential, for the intended purpose is served Golding held the conch and Lord of the Flies is what he had to say.
View all 18 comments. Without water. They managed to collect some rainwater in hollowed-out coconut shells and shared it equally between them, each taking a sip in the morning and another in the evening.
Then, on the eighth day, they spied a miracle on the horizon. A small island, to be precise. Not a tropical paradise with waving palm trees and sandy beaches, but a hulking mass of rock, jutting up more than a thousand feet out of the ocean.
The kids agreed to work in teams of two, drawing up a strict roster for garden, kitchen and guard duty. Sometimes they quarrelled, but whenever that happened they solved it by imposing a time-out.
Their days began and ended with song and prayer. Kolo fashioned a makeshift guitar from a piece of driftwood, half a coconut shell and six steel wires salvaged from their wrecked boat — an instrument Peter has kept all these years — and played it to help lift their spirits.
And their spirits needed lifting. All summer long it hardly rained, driving the boys frantic with thirst. They tried constructing a raft in order to leave the island, but it fell apart in the crashing surf.
Worst of all, Stephen slipped one day, fell off a cliff and broke his leg. The other boys picked their way down after him and then helped him back up to the top.
They set his leg using sticks and leaves. They survived initially on fish, coconuts, tame birds they drank the blood as well as eating the meat ; seabird eggs were sucked dry.
Later, when they got to the top of the island, they found an ancient volcanic crater, where people had lived a century before.
There the boys discovered wild taro, bananas and chickens which had been reproducing for the years since the last Tongans had left.
They were finally rescued on Sunday 11 September Fortunately for the boys, Peter came up with a plan. It occurred to him that the story of their shipwreck was perfect Hollywood material.
So from Tonga, he called up the manager of Channel 7 in Sydney. A few days later, a team from Channel 7 arrived. The mood when the boys returned to their families in Tonga was jubilant.
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