Title Profile & Character Information

Lord of the Flies

Annotation
William Golding's classic novel of primitive savagery and survival is one of the most vividly realized and riveting works in modern fiction. The tale begins after a plane wreck deposits a group of English school boys, aged six to twelve on an isolated tropical island. Their struggle to survive and impose order quickly evolves from a battle against nature into a battle against their own primitive instincts. Golding's portrayal of the collapse of social order into chaos draws the fine line between innocence and savagery.

Characters
NameRalph
GenderMale
OccupationStudent

NamePiggy
GenderMale
OccupationStudent

NameJack
GenderMale
OccupationStudent

GenrePsychological
Adventure
    --Survival
Coming of age
Banned
Classic
Fiction
TopicsBoys
Children
Adolescence
Wilderness survival
Nature of man
Power struggles
Man and nature
Rebellion
SettingDeserted island