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Every Chapter in Lord of the Flies Summed Up in a Single Sentence

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Of all the books you’ll have to read for school, Lord of the Flies is probably one of the most accessible. It’s not the most fun—I’m not saying THAT—but it’s a lot easier on the eyes than, say, Beowulf, which is 3,000 lines of total and complete (but alliterative!) nonsense. 

Lord of the Flies, on the other hand, is written in normal English, its themes are pretty easy to grapple with, and I think we can all get on board with the premise, which is essentially “What if some boys on an island started murdering each other?”

So Lord of the Flies is, all things considered, a pretty good read. But maybe you don’t have that kind of time. Maybe you need to know what happens in Lord of the Flies, and you need to know NOW. And since I can’t just beam the knowledge straight into your brain (we’re not there yet, science-wise), I’ll do the next best thing: summing up each chapter in a single sentence.