Lord Of The Flies Film Comparison Essay

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Register to read the introduction… Golding only signed away the film rights to Lord Of The Flies because he was in a period of financial need. Consequently, Lord Of The Flies has two movie adaptations. One was made in 1963 by Peter Brook, and the other one was a Hollywood version made in 1990. Golding saw the 1963 version, and he said that it was ‘as good as could have been expected’ and that he had no desire to see the Hollywood version. Golding believed that people were supposed to approach his novels as readers, and “Those with an interest in his work must take the time and trouble to sit and read it, and then reflect on its significance to their …show more content…
The Coral Island is about main characters Ralph, Jack, and Peterkin who were boys stranded on an island. Golding modified the novel a bit and turned it into Lord Of The Flies, where Ralph, Jack, Simon, and Peter are the main characters, and they are stranded on a deserted island in the middle of WWII.
There were many times throughout Golding’s life when he was recognized for his works. In1966, he was made a Commander of the British Empire; and he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1988. In 1980, he received the Booker McConnell Prize for his book, Rites of Passage; and in 1983, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Golding also received the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Darkness Visible.
While he was working as a teacher at the Bishop Wordsworth School, he was also publishing books. Golding wrote nine major novels throughout his lifetime. Following his first hit novel in 1954, Lord Of The Flies, came The Inheritors one year later. In 1956, he published Pincher Martin, which is known in America as The Two Deaths of Christopher Martin. This book is about a man named Christopher Martin who is the only person that survived a torpedoed British war ship during WWII. Nine years later in 1964, he published The Spire. Fifteen years after The Spire, Golding came back with the powerful yet disturbing book, Darkness Visible. Although this book re-established
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In 1980, he wrote his Booker Prize winning Rites Of Passage. Golding wrote right after Darkness Visible and he said at a book signing for Darkness Visible that he hoped Rites Of Passage would counteract any depression caused by Darkness Visible. Rites Of Passage is about a man named Edmund Talbot, who is on an early nineteenth century Royal Navy sailing ship to Australia. The book describes how he reacts to the strange cast of characters. In the end of the book, the ship is still in the middle of the ocean. Golding felt that he couldn’t just leave his main character in the middle of the ocean, he had to get him back to land somehow. Therefore producing two sequels to Rites Of Passage. The first of which is called Close Quarters and was published in 1987, seven years after Rites Of Passage, and the second, which is called Fire Down Below was published another two years later, in 1989. These three books make up what he considers his “Sea Trilogy.” He published them together in a book called To The Ends Of The Earth in

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