Social Characters In Lord Of The Glies By William Goulding

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William Goulding is one of the most famous British writers. He was born in 1911 and died in 1939. Goulding worked as a schoolteacher for nearly 20 years, which explains his concern about children and their behavior in his novels. He won a Nobel Prize in Literature, in addition to that he was awarded the Booker Prize for literature in 1980 for his novel Rites of Passage. Moreover, he is best known for his novel “lord of the flies”. The novel was rejected by numerous publishers but was accepted at last by Faber. After its publish the novel became vey popular specially with children as It teaches them great values. I see this book as a highly recommended one as like other texts, it discusses a major social issue but in simple way.

Goulding succeeded in adding essential details and symbols in the plot which made it very unique and distinguished in it’s own creative way. He took us through a thrilling fictional journey in the book as it starred a bunch of boys being plane wrecked with no adults on an island during the war occurring in England. This is the story of them building their community but the question remains: Are they going to survive? The boys experience a mix of feelings including fear, excitement, adrenaline rush and most importantly they faced being turned from innocent creatures to complete savages. They struggle to build their own community, elect a leader and distributing tasks among them.They managed to have a good start as everyone

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