Summary of Lord of the Flies

ebook by William Golding--A Comprehensive Summary · Self-Development Summaries

By Alexander Cooper

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Summary of Lord of the Flies - A Comprehensive Summary
Lord of the Flies opens with Ralph meeting Piggy. Their discussion gives the foundation of their circumstance: amidst an atomic war, a group of boys were being sent to an safe place. Their plane crashed and was hauled out to the ocean, leaving the boys abandoned on a new island. As a result of the nuclear bomb's effects, nobody knows the boys' whereabouts.
Ralph is enchanted to be on an unblemished tropical island without grown-ups, yet Piggy is less satisfied. The two young men come out of the wilderness and onto the sea shore. Ralph isn't quite keen on Piggy and doesn't demand a name when Piggy asks Ralph's name. Piggy trusts his expectation that the young men on this island will not call him Piggy as they had home.
On the sea shore, Ralph explores an enormous foundation of pink stone disregarding a long pool that had shaped in the sea shore. After showing his swimming abilities, Ralph spies a conch, which Piggy recognizes as a significant shell that can be blown as a trumpet. Piggy tells Ralph to blow into the shell, utilizing it to bring some other survivors to the sea shore.
Before long boys between ages 6 and 12 come stumbling out of the wilderness onto the sea shore, collecting on the shore close to Ralph. Last to show up are Jack and the choirboys. Through...
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