Tag: girls

This collection of articles explores the absence of girls in William Golding’s classic novel, Lord of the Flies, and examines how their presence may have altered the outcome of the story. The articles present various arguments and theories about why Golding chose to exclude girls from the narrative, including societal gender roles and his own experiences as a teacher. Additionally, the authors draw upon research and real-life examples to suggest that girls’ tendency towards collaboration, communication, and empathy may have helped them succeed where the boys ultimately failed on the island. Overall, this collection challenges readers to consider how gender dynamics impact group behavior and highlights the importance of inclusivity in storytelling.