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    About The Author William Golding was born in 1911 on September 19th in Cornwall England and he grew up to be a Novelist. He wrote The Lord of The Flies, which is his most famous work and later on he won the Nobel Peace Prize. William Golding worked in theatre to write plays, did poetry, and wrote a numerous amount of books. William was inspired to write Lord of the flies while teaching a group of boys who of course acted as boys would by causing trouble and getting into fights and such. For a while, Golding left his profession to fight in the Navy due to his love for the sea and boats. After serving in the navy and seeing the darker sides of the world, Golding decided to go back to Theatre writing where he soon developed the famous banned…

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    Critically acclaimed novelist William Gerald Golding was born September 19, 1911 in Saint Columb, Cornwall, England (“Golding” 800-801). His father, Alec Golding, carried the family tradition of being a schoolmaster. Golding’s mother, Mildred, was an active suffragette. Golding recalls that as a child, he had been quite a brat and enjoyed bullying his peers (Biography.com). That being said, he was also an intelligent child with interests in science and literature. Growing up, his favorite…

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    Critically acclaimed novelist William Gerald Golding was born September 19, 1911 in Saint Columb, Cornwall, England (“Golding” 800-801). His father, Alec Golding, carried the family tradition of being a schoolmaster. Golding’s mother, Mildred, was an active suffragette. Golding recalls that as a child, he had been quite a brat and enjoyed bullying his peers (Biography.com). That being said, he was also an intelligent child with interests in science and literature. Growing up, his favorite…

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    The Central Symbol is the Lord of the Flies If one was stuck on an island among a group of unknown children, no adults, and no sign of rescue coming soon, the logical outcome is that they would start to lose touch with reality. This is what happens to most, if not all, of the characters in William Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies. He uses the symbol “lord of the flies” as the root of all evil in the entire story, and it is what sets the entire plot in motion. It causes the characters to behave…

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    Defects in One’s Own Nature Following the atrocities of World War II, William Golding believes “We have a disharmony in our natures. We cannot live together without injuring each other”. Golding’s understanding of human psychology is greatly impacted by his experiences during World War II. The progressive degeneration of civilization and order can be seen through the six hunts, Jack’s totalitarianism, Simon’s ability to see the beast inside of them and Piggy’s intelligence. In the allegorical…

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    William Golding was a British author who wrote many novels in the mid to late 1900s. His most famous novel Lord of the Flies was written in 1954. Though during the time period that the novel was released it was not popular, in recent years it has become a prominent novel read across schools in the U.S. The Lord of the Flies comes in the wake of World War II. The novel is set on a remote island, where a plane was shot down by an enemy missile. Passengers on the plane were mostly young boys with…

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    malevolent affair with no victors. When the recovery period after war is considered, the price and the ensuing struggle, there is no escaping what has already been done. That leaves readers to ponder, what happens after Lord of the Flies, which is perhaps the most recognized war allegory novel of all time. What becomes of Jack and Ralph? Who carries the burden of breaking the news to the parents of Simon and Piggy? After reading Lord of the Flies by William Golding, readers are unsatisfied…

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    “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding, is probably one of the most interesting pieces I have read. There’s a bunch of plot twists to the book and I think that is the most interesting part about it. The kids all seem nice and fun, like kids, in the beginning but throughout the story that changes, they begin to “mature.” Violence starts, people begin to take sides, a lot more fear is coming along. The children decide there should be a leader, someone to keep them safe, protected them and make the…

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    In William Golding's novel Lord of the Flies the character Jack is revealed as a form of evil by being commanding, unsympathetic, and fierce. Golding reveals these things through certain literary devices such as point of view, selection of detail, and imagery. Jack is a young boy he is tall and skinny with red hair and blue eyes but before we get a physical description of Jack Golding uses the islands imagery to describe Jack. He's pictured as something dark and people are afraid of the…

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    Symbolism in Lord of the Flies The book Lord of the Flies by William Golding is very symbolic and by including key symbols in the story Golding reveals the deeper meanings of them in the book Lord of the Flies. The most important symbols in the Lord of the Flies that symbolize what is happening to the boys and the island are the conch, the glasses and fire. A first reason for how the symbols make the story better is the way the conch is used in Lord of the Flies. Right from the beginning the…

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