ID #2543 | ημερομηνία: 2020-06-06
MariannaReads_ | 70 κριτικές
I am going to be honest with you guys. I only read this book because I had to for a class in college. I didn't think much of it at first but as I was reading and we were discussing it in class I was amazed by the allegory created by the author.
As a Greek student I had to read Plato in school and we covered The Republic, which is an allegorical book. That said, I wasn't impressed at first that a British novel was so popular because it was an allegory.
Boy was I wrong. The metaphor of the characters that are children but are acting like adults in authoritative positions and the allegory of their world being turned upside down is just astonishing. Who would have thought to create a story about shipwrecked children on an abandoned island. It is brilliant!
Each character represents a different type of citizen in a normal society. There is always a leader, a thief, a victim...and all are depicted in this novel.
I think that this story is worth a full 5/5 stars. Everyone should read it and contemplate upon it. You need to think what you would have done if you ever found yourself in that position and ultimately judge your one person. What do you believe your character is worth of and then you will be able to determine if you are a true a fair leader like Ralph, an oppressor like Jack or judge a peaceful but tragic watcher as Piggy.
Moral of this review. You should give books a chance even if you HAVE to read them for a grade. Because in the end you don't know where you will find hidden treasures like this.
Enjoy and Happy Reading!