A sobering reminder, Lord of the Flies explores the dark side of humanity, the savagery that underlies even the most civilized human beings. William Golding intended this novel as a tragic parody of children’s adventure tales, illustrating humankind’s intrinsic evil nature. He presents the reader with a chronology of events leading a group of young boys from hope to disaster as they attempt to survive their uncivilized, unsupervised, isolated environment until rescued.
“We did everything just the way grownups would have. Why didn’t it work?” – Piggy
1990 Movie version – Trailer
The entire 1963 film found on Youtube; a classic.
Complete audio book: