Title Profile & Character Information

Lord of the Flies

Annotation

Lord of the Flies remains as provocative today as when it was first published in 1954, igniting passionate debate with its startling, brutal portrait of human nature. Though critically acclaimed, it was largely ignored upon its initial publication. Yet soon it became a cult favorite among both students and literary critics who compared it to J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye in its influence on modern thought and literature.

Labeled a parable, an allegory, a myth, a morality tale, a parody, a political treatise, even a vision of the apocalypse, Lord of the Flies has established itself as a true classic.



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