The Lord of the Flies follows a group of young children who are all alone on an island because their plane was shot down amidst a war. Coming from civilized society, the young boys are free from all rules due to the lack of supervision by grown-ups. This very lack of control results in their descent from “civilized” to “uncivilized,” and eventually become savages.
I personally really liked the novel since its coming-of-age story is very interesting and the character development is fairly engaging. The fact that the novel explains the importance of rules in our society is one of the reasons why I love this novel. The novel represents the tensions between the human urge toward savagery and the controlling nature of rules and regulations.