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Lord of the Flies Study Guide


Lord of the Flies

by William Golding

At first Ralph is delighted with his situation, castaway on a deserted, tropical island with no adults! He and Jack begin an immediate friendship, but things go awry, and Ralph doesn't understand how Jack has become his enemy—an enemy with the potential and power to kill him.

Barbara's Notes: I started to write this as a focus guide, but found way too much depth not to make it a study guide.  Flawed, relatable characters give realism to the story and thus we shudder.  Appropriate to add to your studies of British Literature. (Grades 10, 11, 12)

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Book Summary 202 pages
Book Category Adventure
Theme Defects of human nature
Setting deserted island during WWII
Novel Study Highlights 6 units
Spelling-Vocabulary Medium
Critical Thinking Difficult
Biblical Focus Wisdom vs. wickedness
Related Studies Leadership, government, society
Focus essays, descriptive writing