What Is William Golding's Influence On Lord Of The Flies

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William Golding went through many trials in his life and some of it found it’s way into his writing. During his life he has been in the military, worked as a teacher, writer, actor, producer and a social worker. After those experiences he must have had a distaste for those professions and gotten inspiration from them while writing Lord of the Flies. From the brutality of the military to the incompetence and insanity of the schoolboys, Lord of the Flies was definitely heavily influenced by his own life experiences. While Golding was in the military, he said, “I began to see what people were capable of doing. Anyone who moved through those years without understanding that man produces evil as a bee produces honey, must have been blind or wrong in the head.” Golding is saying that humans are truly capable of destruction and someone who can’t see humans as vicious monsters are blind at that fact.He was deeply affected by what happened at Nazi concentration camps and how the Japanese often abused their prisoners. Not to mention that the book is supposed to be based on the brutality of human nature.Golding shows this within his writing by how the boys showing their viscous nature towards the end, showing that they’ve lost their innocence and turned towards the beast inside them. Their nature coming out, being able to kill a human being with very little remorse shows how the monster has truly taken over and won. …show more content…
The rowdy boy’s nature eventually made their way into Lord of the Flies, due to the impression left by Golding. Lord of the Flies had a lot put into it that was influenced from its author’s life, William Golding, whether good or

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