The Lord of the Flies is a book about a group of boys who are on a deserted island, and they try to live there by creating rules and a government. The characters display different types of personality and have different appearances.
One boy is named Ralph. He is overweight, and there is another boy named Jack. While on this island, the boys try to get along and make sure everyone is behaving themselves and contributing to their survival. Social organization is the key theme in this book so that the boys will live peacefully. In many books and stories, many things are symbolic of ideas or other items. In this book, the island is symbolic of and referred to as scar.