Lord of the flies , William Golding’s first novel, was published in London in 1954.
This novel shows the internal evil in people’s minds. It is deliberately modeled after R.M.Ballantyne’s 1857 novel The Coral Island. That novel shows the external evil out of people’s minds which has great differences between Lord of the flies.
The story of Lord of the flies took place in an imagine World War. A group of children landed in a deserted island .At first , they could get on well with each other but then the internal evil started to grow which made children believe that there was a beast nearby. Then they began to kill each other and were finally rescued by the navy officer.
Golding tried to make people believe that evil is internal in minds for that human was evolved from the beast and remained lots of wilderness.
Golding’s father doesn’t believe in religion but believe in science very much. Golding was influenced by his father and had a rational thinking before World War 2. But his dream broke when WW2 started. He joined in army and was a navy during the War. By being influenced of this crazy bloody war he wrote his novel Lord of the flies which is a word from baalzebub （Hebrew language） which means the biggest evil.
In his novel, we can see a very very cruel story. The four main characters or five of them show us how the evil in people’s mind grow. Ralph is the leader on the island who is tall , fair-haired and handsome. He makes an obvious choice to lead the band of children. In fact, Ralph is far from the ideal leader. He did not do anything when Jack wanted to get his power. Jack is the leader of the band , the hunter or the killer. His spear is the meaning of the wilderness. Piggy is the symbol of civilization and his glasses is the most important tool of making fire. His mistake was depended on science too much. Simon is a mysterious man of them. He may be a symbol of religion and being a far seer. He made a lot of great prophesies which were all correct. And the last of them is Roger, a helper of jack who was a shy boy at first but was the most important helper of Jack at last and killed Piggy with his hands.
This novel shows at last the wilderness beat the civilization. It shows that when people were in the worst circumstance they will become a beast. And a beast has less rules, they just fight against each other with the body. In my opinion , I think Golding is too realistic that is become not such more reality. I don’t think this will happen if this is a true story. But it could happen if everyone was exactly the same as the one under the describe of Golding. If Ralph can be smarter, if piggy can be more stronger even Jack can be weaker, the things will change. But it really take place during the second WW. I think in most of the circumstance rules is a good thing for the whole group. But when a lot of people disagree with that for their interests , that would be different. Jack isn’t danger at all, the things which worried Ralph was the group of hunter. I believe that Jack made his government a quite sure thing, for he is the most strongest child and he isn’t stupid ,he just couldn’t control his wilderness just like Hitler. If he can be more self-collected he can lead the children much better than Ralph. Piggy is smart but he doesn’t know how people’s mind think. When Jack came to get his glasses he still thought that they are going to steal the conch. That we can see his stupid. Simon is the far seer which has everything as same as all far seer in every book . Ralph didn’t make a good rule that he didn’t think of the need of the meet. Jack get that and use the need and the wilderness to make the children became more original. Then his strong body can use as the weapon to get the leadership. Violent may be the best method to rule the island ,for the children was like a lot of slaves without education, but no one find that.
Will it be much better? We don’t know. Golding believes that adults are the same like that, but I don’t think so. Maybe they could do it much better. Who knows?
This summer holiday,I made a good friend --- Robinson though ‘ROBINSON CRUSOE’。 ‘ROBINSON CRUSOE’is a classical masterpiece which attracted me very much,and brought me much enlightenmet.I really lerned a lot of things from the eternal opus.
The ‘ROBINSON CRUSOE’have been authored by famouse English writer---Defoe. It’s about dramatis personae Robinson who met a frightful wind while he sailed on the sea. He was the only survinal, but he drifted to a uninhabited island. He bravely struggled, industriously worked and combated with barbarians. Robinson lived alone on the island for 28 years. He experienced many difficulties and dangers.
Robinson was a great person, he conquered countless and unimaginable hardships. If I stayed on a lonely island, I absolutely couldn’t vanquish dangers. I maybe would lose confidence for life. I respect Robinson very much, he is a real hero in my heart.
He lived on the island for about 30 years without any food, tool or habitation. He must depend by himself. Robinson wasn’t afraid of hardships, he had the fortitude spirit .He was brave in adventure and was good at labor. He used his head and hands to struggle all the time. I admire his courge very much, because these were not easy, work at all.
In fact, we also need the spirit of being undefeatalle indefatigable
Like Robinson. If we believe in ourselves, never give up and do we best, we must be successful!
Robinson was a great miracle, he achieved mumerous. ‘impossible things’。 ‘Robinson Crusoe’ was an immortal novel, because it gave us a courageous, intrepidity, diligent, indefatigable and wise ordinany person, a vanquish nature, a hero who exploited nature. The book is a really excellent adventuresome novel,
There is no perfect life in the world, but we can change our fate. If we have confidences and work hard, we absolute will be victorious, and the most important thing is ‘Never give up’！