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  • Series: Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations
  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Chelsea House Pub (T) (March 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0791098265
  • ISBN-13: 978-0791098264
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,597,420 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Grade 10 Up?A solid tool for the study of William Golding's classic novel. Sixteen critical selections from both journals and books are arranged in chronological order by date of publication from 1961 to 1993. The examined topics, length and completeness of entries, and depth of analysis present a wide range of material. Articles selected by Bloom have not previously appeared in works easily accessible to most readers. There is little duplication with "Contemporary Literary Criticism" (Gale) or with "British Writers" (Scribners); both cover less ground. Clarice Swisher's Readings on Lord of the Flies (Greenhaven, 1997) includes two of the same critics, but Bloom's book has complete articles rather than excerpts. While some readers may struggle with these selections, the book is an excellent resource.?Gail Richmond, San Diego Unified Schools, CA
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Certain characters would die, and I honestly wouldn't care at all.
Michael Smith
I had the pleasure of reading Lord of the Flies in my freshman year of high school and would recommend it to every high school reader and above.
S. Hermes
It would also be a mistake to think that the book implies that children are savages more brutal than their adult counterparts.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Sissy Sue on July 18, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This is one of my favorite books. At the beginning, we are told little of the world war that has led to the evacuation of these English schoolboys and the subsequent crash of their airplane on a remote tropical island, where they are left to fend for themselves, all adults having been killed.

12-year old Ralph is the first to emerge from the jungle undergrowth. Then, Piggy joins him. When they find a conch shell on the shore, Ralph blows it, which brings the other boys, including the choir, led by Jack. At first, the boys attempt to set up a democratic society. Ralph is elected "chief," and the conch shell is used to call assembly when decisions are required. Piggy's spectacles are used to raise a fire for rescue and roasting the wild pigs that are found in abundance on the island. Other than their isolation from the world, their greatest worry is the rumor of a beast on the island. However, as days go by, the island paradise crumbles as Jack challenges Ralph's leadership. By the end of the book, the island is in flames, two boys have been murdered, and Ralph is running for his life.

Although the boys range in ages 6 to 12, this is not a children's book. Indeed, the portrayal of their island society, degenerating from order to chaos and destruction, is so brutal that I'd probably not consider it for readers under 10. And yet, its theme of human nature and its predilection for violence and savagery is too important to overlook. This book should be required reading in every high school and college, because the characters are too well known to us, too much a part of our history and experience.

It would also be a mistake to think that the book implies that children are savages more brutal than their adult counterparts.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Shabbir Anjum Sr. on February 22, 2010
Format: Hardcover
The Lord of the Flies, a book that William Golding had written in response to a book that had come out during the 1950's that was about a group of young boys who had become stranded on an island and lived happily till someone came and rescued them. Golding firmly believed that this scenario of joy would never occur in real life if a group of boys had become stranded on an island and his Lord of the Flies tells the story of such a tale.
The book starts off with a group of young British school boys. They realize that they are stranded on an island with no elders and at first life is as good as it will get but after a while barbarianism sets in and a tale of murder, warfare, and cruelty is opened up.
The book personally did not pull me towards it as strong as i thought it would have. I thought the characters were very well developed by Golding but there wasn't enough dialogue between them. The four main characters in the book are , Ralph, Jack, Piggy and Simon. Jack is the only one cf the characters who changes drastically from the beginning becoming more and more barbaric as the novel progresses. Plus you cant really sense the amount of time that has passed from the beginning of the novel to its end. Also i think the extent to which the boys went barbaric was out of reality. Boys at 12 yrs old probably wouldn't have killed a couple of the other boys..maybe one the most and most likely by accident.
The book i think is best for classes to show how kids react to the absence of adult authority. The book I think becomes a bore and I felt like i could care less about what happens to Piggy or Ralph. It seemed to drag at times when i was reading it.

I'll rate it a 3/5 because it showed how much kids could change and it was interesting to see how there could be two very different parties on an island of stranded boys. But it seemed to drag at times and was never successful in making me read more and more as other novels have done.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Hermes on February 18, 2010
Format: Hardcover
The captivating novel, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, is one that will capture the reader instantly and ensnare them in a world of terror in its rawest form: pure humanity.

The novel opens on a seemingly harmless setting, a group of schoolboys stranded on an island. All goes well in the beginning, and Golding leads the reader to believe that all will be well. The little'uns will be comforted, the makeshift government will do for now, they will all be rescued and live happily ever after. This is not so.

The picture that Golding paints for us instead is one of harsh realism that will instill a chilling fear within the reader's bones; from the brutal sacrifices and torture, to the simple struggle we've seen so many times before, good vs. evil, reflected into the eyes and hearts of children, Golding's story will never dissapoint.

I had the pleasure of reading Lord of the Flies in my freshman year of high school and would recommend it to every high school reader and above. The complex and captivating symbolism that Golding uses in Lord of the Flies is one that younger readers in the middle school age cannot comprehend, for it's the symbolism that makes Lord of the Flies such a captivating read. Golding shows us through a seemingly innocent vessel, children, just how the human race is anything but innocent, and how easily chaos can ensue when our thin fabric of control is lifted away.

The story is one that will terrify readers, and for that reason I would recommend it to everyone so that we cannot forget just how close and real that state of chaos is.
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