This past month, my daughter read Lord of the Flies, by William Golding. I had encouraged her to read it, since I had read it many years ago when I was younger. Yet after she finished it, I read it again in order to refresh my memory. Not only did it do that, but it inspired me to share a few thoughts with you.

To begin, the story centers upon a group of young school boys who are stranded on an uninhabited tropical island after…