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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Let's Booktalk: Lord of the Flies by William Golding



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"And in the middle of them, with filthy body, matted hair, unwired nose, Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man's heart, and the fall through the air of the true, wise friend called Piggy" (202).

Every school has the brainy kid, the leader, the followers, the clown, and the level headed kid who tries to get  everyone to think sensibly. What if they were the only people around? Would their society be fun, good, strong, crazy? Who would set the rules and uphold them? What if people didn't agree? With everything to consider, it is a wonder adults get anything done.

Shipwrecked on an island, with no adults to tell them what to do and how to act, 11 boys will be left to create there own rules of society. They each have their own strengths and weaknesses. They will have to work together to survive, but they are still children. So the question remains, who would be the Lord of the Flies?

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