Renée (rogueslayer452) wrote,

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"This head is for the Beast. It is a gift."

Day 09 - Best scene ever

Really can't say because there are so many scenes from books I've read that I love/are the best. So, yeah.

Day 10 - A book you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving

Lord of the Flies by William Golding. It was required reading in high school and I didn't really think I would enjoy it because come on, nobody really likes required reading anyway. However once I started reading it I got so into it that I read chapters ahead to get to what happens next. In fact I loved the book so much that later, during my senior year, I wrote a compare/contrast paper between it and Battle Royale by Koushun Takami (another book I highly recommend, actually) which had similar themes about kids in dire situations and trying to survive. What I loved about it was the controversial topics it covered, and we actually talked about them in class and did projects and mini assignments, something that not many English classes did. I find it to be more engaging to talk about what happened and do something entertaining for each chapter.

What I loved most about Lord of the Flies was the grotesque look at the darkness of human nature, where there's not civilization, no structure of society rules, just pure and utter chaos and the loss of innocence. I love the allegory and symbolism with the story of these boys and how they interpret the world without adults around them. Needless to say, it's one of my top favorites amongst the classics.
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