Lord of the Flies | Study Guide

William Golding

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Author

William Golding

Year Published

1954

Type

Novel

Genre

Allegory

Perspective and Narrator

Lord of the Flies is told from a third-person limited point of view. Ralph is the protagonist, and the narrator focuses primarily on his point of view.

Tense

Lord of the Flies is told in the past tense.

About the Title

The title, Lord of the Flies, refers to a pig's head mounted on a stick by Jack and his band of hunters; it comes to symbolize the potential for evil that resides inside each person.

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