10 Things You Should Know About Lord of the Flies by William Golding

10 Things You Should Know About Lord of the Flies by William Golding

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  1. There are 10 things that you should know about Lord Of The Flies. 

    1.) It is a novel, not a short story.

    2.) It was written by William Golding who is a Nobel Prize winning author.


    3.) It is about two British school boys, under the age of 13, who got stuck on a deserted island due to a plane crash. 

    4.) Lord Of The Flies was published in England on September 17th, 1954 by Faber and Faber.

    5.) This was William Golding’s first Novel.

    6.) In 1963, Peter Brook adapted Lord Of The Flies to film. Then again in 1990 by Harry Hook.

    7.) In 1995 Steve Harris and Jack Gers of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden, composed a song generated from Lord Of The flies on their album X Factor.

    8.) Some television shows have scenes or plots direvited from the novel.

    9.) The television show Lost gets a lot of it’s initial plots from Lord Of The Flies

    10.) The "Das Bus" episode in 1998, of The Simpsons, is based on this book. 

    There are many quotations in the Lord Of The Flies novel, that needed further explanation as found at http://www.sparknote.com/lit/flies

    Lord Of The Flies is considered to be in the adolescents category of books. It was said that this novel captured the interest of instructors in debating the merits and defects of different characters. It also gave a reward because they could hunt down the literary sources and deeper symbolic or allegorical meanings in the story. 

    This novel represent the victory of civilization over savagery. It is a heart felt story that is adventurous with hero’s and tragedy. So if your pre-teen is teen is looking for an interesting story to read, Lord Of The Flies is defiantly a good way to start.


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