Lord of the Flies - William Golding
'Lord of the Flies' Summary
Lord of the Flies has has a tumultuous history, and it's still controversial even today. But where did the controversy come from, and why (with the controversy) is it still such a well-read book in literature classrooms?
'Lord of the Flies' Questions for Study and Discussion
Lord of the Flies is a famous (and controversial) novel by William Golding. Here are a few questions for study and discussion.
'Lord of the Flies' Study Guide
Lord of the Flies is the story of a group of schoolboys who are stranded on a deserted island. They form a community, but barbarity and violence sneaks in--as they struggle for survival. What do they believe in? Who do they follow? And, what are the boys capable of doing and becoming? This study guide offers resources as you explore William...
Lord of the Flies
Every year, the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom compiles a list of formal complaints filed by patrons demanding that certain books be removed from schools or public libraries. Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, persistently makes the top 100 on this list (in 2006, the novel reached number 70 on the banned books...
Lord of the Flies Vocabulary
Here's a vocabulary list from Lord of the Flies, by William Golding. Use these terms for reference, study, and discussion.
Lord of the Flies Quotes
Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, was first published in 1954. This tale of schoolboys stranded on a desert island is the best-known work by Golding. The novel is now sometimes compared to The Cacher in the Rye as one of the popular books for high school and college students. Here are a few quotes from the novel.
What's important about the title of 'Lord of the Flies'?
Why did William Golding entitle the novel 'Lord of the Flies'? What does the title stand for? What does it mean?
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A plane crashes, leaving a group of schoolboys stranded on a deserted island. The realities of human behavior and interactions become apparent as the boys struggle to survive. Dark, even murderous and bloody, propensities shine through. Controversial and banned, Lord of the Flies is also recognized as one of the most important novels of the 20th...
Why is 'Lord of the Flies' banned (or challenged)?
Why is Lord of the Flies so controversial? Was it banned? Challenged? Why would the book be removed from circulation?