Saturday, May 2, 2020

Book Review: Lord of the Flies

The story is horrendous - I was quite disturbed in the end. I came to understand, how pathetic our attempts to control life can be if there is lack of morality and lust for power in the presence of fear and violence. This novel tries to show just that. A group of innocent little kids aged between six and ten lose their innocence to become savages. On the uninhabited island, the fear of the beast grips them and makes them paranoid. With paranoia they turn violent and break any rule that tries to control them. It really questions the intellect of the human being if it's not put on a leash of principles and discipline. If it's on the loose, then humans are nothing short of wild beasts.