“Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart, and the fall through the air of a true, wise friend called Piggy.”
Lord of The Flies is about a group of children stuck on a remote island after a plane crash who turn away from civilized ways and turn to savagery. A masterwork of literature, Golding expertly shows how even the most civilized people really can become monsters if left without the security blanket of rules and adult authority.
Even if that is the premise, it is not as simple as that. From an outsider’s perspective, you may argue that that the characters aren’t developed enough for you to care what happens to them. But perhaps not. There is a great deal of description, making all the characters little more than benchmarks for each facet of society. Still, it makes one ponder a great deal.
Also, it works with the absence of female characters. Because that would just make it weird.
MY RATING: 4.5 / 5.