The Coral Island and Lord of the Flies


The Coral island is a book written by Scottish author RM Ballantyne in 1858. The Story is based on the adventure of three boys who were the only survivor of a shipwreck on a south pacific island. This book was the inspiration for William Goulding’s Lord of the Flies. However the differences between the two are very clear. The boys in the Coral Island spend their time having fun adventures, with Ballantyne’s interpretation of the situation being innocent and a rather unlikely story. On the other hand Goulding adapts the situation in the Coral Island to reflect the faults


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