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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    The story Lord of the Flies by William Golding is about a group of British boys who go from civilized to Savage. There are some kids on the island that try to be civilized, but some change so much that they actually killed 3 kids. The author wanted to make it seem as if British boys can go savage too. The book before Lord of the Flies made it seem as if the natives on the island were a lower class than the whites. William Golding didn't feel that way so he decided to make a book about 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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    Okakura Kakuzo a Japanese scholar once said, “The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings”. In today’s world plans change, times switch, and things go wrong. In order to have a civilized life nowadays people adjust according to the problem or situation. Lord Of The Files, a book written in 1954 by William Golding communicates a story in which a young group of boys stranded on a deserted island govern themselves in order to keep things civilized. After reading the book…

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    “The desire to squeeze and hurt was over-masturing” (115). William Golding's novel, Lord of The Flies, focuses on the allegory of young boys who become beached on a tropical island. In the novel, Lord of The Flies, Golding makes good use of the characters by showing both good and evil through each of them, but by the end of the novel it is evident that inherent evil exists in all of the boys. Golding makes it apparent how the boys transform from being civilized to savage, ritualistic beasts.…

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