Lord Of The Flies

In Lord of the Flies, British schoolboys are stranded on a tropical island. In an attempt to recreate the culture they left behind, they elect Ralph to lead, with the intellectual Piggy as counselor. But Jack wants to lead, too, and one-by-one, he lures the boys from civility and reason to the savage survivalism of primeval hunters. In Lord of the Flies, William Golding gives us a glimpse of the savagery that underlies even the most civilized human beings. (taken from cliffnotes, link below)

Why would this book be banned?

Here’s the list: demoralizing because of implications that man is no more than an animal; excessive violence; profanity (“Sucks to your as-mar!”); racism; statements defamatory to women, minorities, the disabled, and God (citation). (taken from devourer of books)

 

Links:

 http://www.devourerofbooks.com/2008/10/banned-books-week-spotlight-lord-of-the-flies/

http://www.cliffsnotes.com/study_guide/literature/lord-of-the-flies/at-a-glance.html

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