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"The Lord of the Flies is just a simple, happy ending adventure story. It is about children, for children and told from their perspective" To what extent do you agree with this?

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2003-11-03 "The Lord of the Flies is just a simple, happy ending Adventure story. It is about children, for children and told from their perspective" To what extent do you agree with this? Do you think being a savage; killing, hunting and fighting represents a simple adventure story? The first two chapters of this novel may show innocent and young boys on an island where no fear is held, and maybe that is what it is; referring to the original sin. Which is a story from the Bible showing that everyone is born with evil inside them and it seems that the island has brought this out of the boys. You may be thinking, what about Piggy and Simon? The amount of conflict between the boys increased throughout the book. ...read more.

Middle

He seemed to handle things well but then knew he could not think as well as Piggy. Jack shows the immaturity on the island as he treats everything as a game. When the boys had been showing a role-play of their hunt and Robert was the 'pig', Jack had become quite aggressive hurting Roger, but afterwards all he said was, 'That was a good game.' And when he left the others he said, 'I don't want to play with Ralph's' lot anymore.' When Jack first entered the island he was a fair skinned boy who attended the choir and was thought of as a leader, so he didn't take it well when Ralph was chosen as leader instead of him. So to make things even he was made leader of the 'hunters'. ...read more.

Conclusion

I suppose in away it is happy because Ralph received what he had wanted from the moment they set foot on the island; rescue. The ending was ironic as all the way through Ralph had wanted his fire and depended on signal and Jack had been the same about hunting. They both got what they wanted as they were rescued by Jack hunting down Ralph with a fire. Putting all my points together I have come to the conclusion that The Lord of the Flies novel is surely an adventure but not the simple, innocent little boy type as it involves hunting, death, fighting and conflict. It shows the break up of society, lack of civilisation, evil and sin. But on the other hand it shows sunlight, fun, games, nature, happiness and laughter. Although the simple adventure part of this novel would show little boys stuck on an island having fun and trying to be rescued and would not add in the death and arguments. ...read more.

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