Lord of the Flies

Author Name: 
Golding, William
Grades: 
9
10
11
12
Comments: 
General
A group of boys are marooned on a desert isle without adults, and try to form some semblance of society, but instead revert to being savages and even attacking each other, leading to the death of 2 boys. Discussion potential about man’s essential nature being essentially evil according to author. Biggest issue – in back of book, “Note on Lord of the Flies” goes into great descriptive detail pointing out how the killing of a sow was accomplished as a form of intimacy (not phrased quite this nicely), which is something kids would never pick up on independently (p 206—207)
Language
Lots of shut up Chap 1 p 13 sucks, boy calls asthma “ass-mar” Chap 4 p 74 damn you Chap 6 p 101 sucks Chap 8 p 124 hell; p 135 ass; p 140 ass-mar Chap 10 p 162 ass-mar; p 168 “I hit him in the pills “ (slang for male anatomy).
School Resource: 
Teen: 
0
Rating: 
Classic
Book ID: 
1866