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Lord of the Flies Summary
William Golding

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Lord of the Flies Summary

Plot Summary

Lord of the Flies is a novel written by William Golding, an English writer. The story begins when a group of boys find themselves without adult supervision after an evacuation attempt from a war zone leaves them lost on a deserted island. The boys gather together and choose a leader for themselves, a young boy named Ralph. However, it does not take long before Ralph discovers that it is much harder to be an adult than he thought. None of the other boys want to be told what to do. None of them put much effort into building a shelter or doing other things required for their survival.

Jack, who is Ralph’s rival for the leadership, is the lead hunter. Jack has become somewhat primal, enjoying the freedom of not having adults around to tell him what to do and how to do it. For that reason...

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