Why Should You Read “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding?

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Lord of the Flies, William Golding's tale of English schoolboys who have crashed and are stranded on a remote island, reflects Golding's view of just how thin the veneer of civilized behavior is. The narrator of a short video argues for why the brutal satire should be required reading.

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Instructional Ideas
  • After finishing the novel, have groups produce their own video detailing why they believe others should read Lord of the Flies
  • For those viewers who have not read the novel, have them craft an argument essay explaining whether or not Jill Dash's commentary has encouraged them to read the novel
Classroom Considerations
  • In addition to the video, provided is a comprehension check, links to related resources, and a discussion question
Pros
  • The "Dig Deeper" section of the resource offers examples of experiences that parallel the story and of examples where groups operated in positive and supportive ways
Cons
  • None