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Lord of the Flies

            The book I read for my book report is titled the Lord of the Flies. William Gerald Golding was born on September 19, 1911. He died in the year 1993. In 1983 William won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Lord of the Flies was written in 1953, and it was also the first book written by William. Golding studied English literature and philosophy at Oxford, served in the Royal Navy during World War II, and has been a schoolmaster and lecturer. In addition to his novels, he has published a play, The Brass Butterfly (1958); a book of verse, Poems (1934); and the essay collections The Hot Gates (1965) and A Moving Target (1982). Source: (http://www.levity.com/corduroy/golding.htm).
             My book the Lord of the Flies takes place in the times of World War 2 (WWII). The book is about a group of boys who are stranded on an Island alone. There are no adults on the Island. There plane was shot down, and crashed into the Island. The pilot was also killed. All the boys get together and have a meeting. They know what they have to do to survive. They must find food, build shelter, and work together. The main character named Ralph is elected chief. Another boy named Jack wants to be chief, and he does not like Ralph very much.
             The first person Ralph met when he first landed on the Island is a boy named "Piggy". As chief, Ralph says that whoever has the Conch Shell can talk. They decide that a boy named Jack will be the leader of the hunters. He and his team go out and kill pigs for food. They build a fire using Piggy's glasses and the sun to start a fire. A young boy states that he saw a "beast" on the Island. Another team of kids construct huts for shelter. A young boy is killed when Jack's team does a reenactment of the hunting and killing of their pig. The teams are also still afraid of a beast that may get them. .

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