Island of Misadventure
An Internet WebQuest on GOOD AND EVIL IN LITERATURE

created by Ralph A. Bucci
graphics design by Nick Leon
Charles W. Flanagan High School

Introduction

Imagine if you will that you have been assigned a case study that needs to be fully examined. As a clinical psychologist you must determine what went wrong with this seemingly innocent group of boys. As you open the file, in this case the William Golding novel LORD OF THE FLIES, your understanding of your case is dependent on your careful reading as it leads you to discover the clues necessary to make a judgement.

The theme of good and evil becomes evident to William Golding's LORD OF THE FLIES when you realize the contrast between a moral philosophy concerning civilization and savagery. Golding provides this by revealing to us the symbols, characters and ultimately the external conflicts of the sinful nature of man. Your WebQuest challenges you to understand the complexities of each of the major characters on the island. In this way you can make your determination of how good deteriorated into evil.