TLC Great Books: Lord of the Flies video

Great Books: Lord of the Flies This innovative and visually rich series examines the enduring qualities and continuing influence of timeless classics. Now you can experience the wonders of these works through dramatizations and interviews with experts and enthusiasts from around the world.

The potential for evil as a natural and universal human quality is the dominant theme of this novel. Written in 1954, in the aftermath of war and holocaust, it follows the descent into savagery of a group of English schoolboys marooned on a tropical island. William Golding drew his experience both as a British naval officer and as a schoolmaster at a boy's school to create a chilling modern classic about children left to their own devices. The documentary parallels Golding's story with that of teenage gang members in East Los Angeles and Fort Meyer, Florida, where the real-life "Lords of Chaos" murdered a teacher and terrorized a town. 47 minutes.

Play "Evil Anywhere"

Play "The Task of Killing People"

Play "The Pig Kill"



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