William Golding Lord Of The Flies Summary

632 Words 3 Pages
The Biography of Sir William Gerald Golding Sir William Gerald Golding was born on September 19, 1911 in Saint Columb Minor, Cornwall, England. He was raised by Mildred Golding, an active suffragette, and Alec Golding, a schoolmaster, in a 14th- century house next door to a graveyard. Golding had received early access to education at the school his father ran, Marlborough Grammar School. When he was twelve years old, Golding attempted to write a novel, but failed. Additionally, he was a frustrated child which led him to bully his peers. After primary school, Golding attended Brasenose College at Oxford University while his father had high hopes that Golding would become a doctor. However, Golding wanted a pursue a dream in writing which led to write a book, Poems, in 1934. William Golding worked in settlement houses and theater. Eventually, he followed his father’s footsteps and became an English and philosophy teacher at Bishop Wordsworth’s …show more content…
The novel told the gripping story of a group of adolescent boys stranded on a deserted island after a plane wreck. Lord of the Flies explored the savage side of human nature as the boys, let loose from the constraints of society, brutally turned against one another in the face of an imagined enemy. Riddled with symbolism, the book set the tone for Golding’s future work, in which he continued to examine man’s internal struggle between good and evil. Since the publication, the novel has been widely regarded as a classic, worthy of in-depth analysis and discussion in classrooms around the world. Later, in 1963 and 1990, there were films about the critically acclaimed novel, Lord of The Flies. In 1983, Golding was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, and in 1988, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. Additionally, Golding has written a variety of novels, poems, short stories, essays, and plays from 1961 until his final

Related Documents