The Most Symbolically Rich Novel Ever Written

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“The greatest ideas are the simplest.”

-William Golding, Lord of the Flies

The review title speaks for itself. Lord of the Flies is simply the most symbolically rich novel ever written. Each element — whether a character, object, or phenomenon — has an allegorical meaning. However, among all this, the main theme isn’t lost — if anything, Golding crafted the symbolism to give the theme a deeper significance. Albeit Lord of the Flies seems like a Robinson Crusoe-inspired story of wreckage and surivival (no, this book is NOT about flies), it has a very powerful, yet intuitive, allegorical theme. This theme has caused Golding’s magnum opus to be labeled a political treatise, a myth, and even a parody. As a result, Lord of the Flies has become a classic in English literature — an opus that deserves to be read, regardless if one likes it or not, for…

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