Lord of the Flies is a 1954 novel written by the Nobel Prize-winning author William Golding. The classic story revolves around a group of school children who find themselves stranded on a tropical island somewhere in the Pacific Ocean after a terrible plane crash.
The author brilliantly creates a story that goes against the social norms of society, by exploring the idea that the average teenager without guidance from adult figures will eventually branch off and lead a chaotic and uncontrolled life. In this case, without supervision, primal instincts begin to take control of the characters where the moral boundaries of society become derelict and broken. The requirements of a political society become unheard of as the inner beast begins to naturally consume them.
Set in the post-World War 2 era, William purposely embarks on an adventure to highlight everything within the animal kingdom when it comes to survival. Portraying on humanities deepest fears and lust for power, the author plays the game of life by depicting humans as the monster of nature and not the wild beasts that we are so often led to believe. The story provides thought-provoking questions on the definition of nature versus nurture.
This acclaimed novel is a haunting tell-tale written by a man who dared to go against social norms and show humanity as we truly are, a cruel and often sadistic species. This book is highly recommended by leading authors and is told through the ages for a reason. If you desire a life changing perspective on Mans primal instincts, we are a blood thirsty; power hungry bunch and William Goldberg spills all the glory.