Educator Resources for Lord of the Flies

“Lord of the Flies,” written by Nobel laureate William Golding, is one of the great novels of the 20th century. In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby give you an introduction to this classic book, providing an overview of its plot, characters, and major themes. You’ll meet Jack, Ralph, and Piggy, and find out how the orderly, responsible society they begin collapses into violence and anarchy. You’ll learn how the Cold War and World War II influenced Golding, and how he thought that human nature was responsible for mankind’s violent tendencies. And finally, you’ll discover what an allegory is, and the symbolic meanings behind some of the objects and characters in “Lord of the Flies.” Click on this movie and check it out!

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