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Book Review LORD OF THE FLIES by William Golding This novel took place in the early 1900s on a deserted island A group of boys were stranded on this island by the result of a plane crash With no adults on the island they had to survive and wait for someone to rescue them The characters of this story include Ralph Piggy Jack Merridew Simon Sam and Eric Roger Maurice Percival Phil Bill Henry and Wilfred but the main characters are Ralph Piggy and Jack Ralph is one of the oldest boys on the island and becomes the boys leader He is tall for his age and handsome and he seems to preside over the other boys by a natural sense of authority Piggy is pudgy fat and he suffers from asthma He wears thick glasses which are used to begin a fire but is intellectual His clear thinking and ideas soon endear him to Ralph who comes to admire and respect him for his clear focus on the main objective of securing their rescue from the island but Jack is cruel and sadistic preoccupied with hunting and killing pigs He is also cruel towards the boys Ralph and Piggy discover a shell Piggy recognizes it as a conch and knows that if they blow into it it will make a trumpet-like sound Ralph blows into it to gather the boys The boys gather around him from all directions and appoint Ralph the chief The conch then becomes the symbol of order in the boys meetings During the meetings you had to be holding it to be able to speak Ralph takes charge and decides to light a fire so that if any planes fly by they would rescue them He was confident that his father will come to rescue them But as the story unfolds the boys start believing in a beast which of
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