Lord of the Flies audiobook is possibly our most iconic work about “the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart,” having been called a parable, an allegory, a fable, a morality tale, a satire, a political treatise, and even a vision of the apocalypse.
The tension between groupthink and individuality, between rational and emotional reactions, and between morality and immorality in Lord of the Flies audiobook
The main plot of Lord of the Flies audiobook is after an aircraft crash, a group of English schoolboys found themselves trapped on an uncontrolled island. It was maybe during World War II at the time. In an attempt to be civilized, they chose a leader for themselves and began dividing chores (hunters, fire-watchers, etc). Things became worse when the group leaders got into a power struggle, which was exacerbated by many sightings of a monster on the island. No, this isn’t like “Lost,” because it’s completely different.
Ralph runs a poll and invites the lads to vote on who should be their leader to help guide them until they can be rescued. Ralph is the clear winner. Early on, it is noticed that the younger boys are terrified and sobbing for their moms, whilst the older guys immediately begin to worry about survival. They discover fruit to eat while they explore and learn about the island, but some of them consume items that aren’t so nice, making them sick. The more they stayed on the island, the more it became clear that’some’ of the lads were altering. Ralph could tell that his words were no longer being taken seriously.
They looked genuinely interested in what Jack Merridew had to say. After all, he was in the business of slaughtering pigs for meat and anyone else that got in his way. As the narrative progresses, it becomes evident that these young guys have devolved into savages. They reverted to their primitive days, unconcerned about anything. As the lads split apart, Jack’s tribe grew to be considerably larger than Ralph’s. Ralph had no one in whom he could confide or who could assist him. Jack had a bloodlust and was willing to spill it—and it didn’t have to be pig’s blood. You could discover a spear impaled in your chest if you didn’t obey ‘his’ rules.
The events in Lord of the Flies audiobook are so accurate to what is going on in the world now. When mankind attempt to rule themselves (and begin the process with noble intentions), but are misled by egotism and the desire for power, catastrophe and devastation are unavoidable in society. Human nature is rotten; all it takes is a minor event to turn it into a machine governed only by malice. This novel is an excellent metaphor for males. Culture fails again and time again, and no amount of repression can ever halt the impulse to become savages.
Despite its length and easy-to-read narration, this is certainly one of the most haunting, powerful books you’ve ever experienced. Don’t miss Lord of the Flies audiobook out on Free Audiobooks today!
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