Lord Of The Flies Book Vs Movie Analysis

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Imagine a world with no rules or laws? How would humanity behave if we could do whatever we wanted, whenever we wanted, because there were no consequences for our actions? In the novel Lord of the Flies, the author, William Golding illustrates if we lived our lives in this way, humanity could easily revert back to savage ways. The book tells the story of a group of British boys who are stranded on an uninhabited island, they attempt to form a stable government. It all falls to pieces when a group of boys start caring more about fun than surviving. Potentially due to their age, they don’t understand the severity of their predicament. Although the book and movie versions of the Lord of the Flies have both similarities and differences, I prefered the book over the movie because William Golding’s them The foremost similarity between the novel and the movie adaptation was themes and messages that readers were intended to learn. In other words, the movie continued using the author 's subtle way of reinforcing his themes. For example, near the beginning of the novel the main protagonist of the novel, Ralph, called a meeting by using a conch shell as a horn. After assembling everyone, Ralph stands on a rock and looks at the group of survivors " 'Shut up, ' commanded Ralph. He lifted the conch. 'Seems to me we ought to have a chief to decide things. '" (22) As a result of Ralphs determination, he was voted to be a leader. Ralph led the group of boys with the intent to survive a long
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