Lord of the Flies



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Teachers versed in the book draw scenes from the 1963 Peter Brook film to illustrate points about the novel’s religious imagery (the island as Garden of Eden), its use of irony and symbolism (the conch, the beast, the parachutist, and atomic war), and its pervasive theme of evil ascendant over good. They analyze main characters—Ralph, Jack, Piggy, Simon—to show how their behavior exemplifies Golding’s view that evildoers fall hardest on the weak and that the dark side of human nature lies just below the veneer of civilization. The program includes notes on the author’s life and suggests possible sources for Lord of the Flies. Color and black-and-white. 31 minutes. Films for the Humanities. ©1999.

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