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Lord of the Flies, by William Golding - Lord of the Flies by William Golding is a classic novel and portrays just how the society surrounding us can corrupt our once pure nature No one is born a killer, no one is born with an intense compulsion to kill, the island that the boys are stranded on has a very unusual, corrupting society; A society that erodes the boys innocence through the power struggle between Jack and Ralph, readers see the transfer from innocent to savagely through the hunting and Piggy’s death. Innocence is quickly brushed under the rug whenever the boys realize they must kill to eat, making hunting the first major cause in the conversion from good to evil....   [tags: William Golding]
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"Lord of the Flies" by William Golding - Lord of the Flies “is both a story with a message” and “a great tale of adventure”. The novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding is an allegorical novel representing what the world was like during World War II. The novel is about a group of boys who survive a plane crash during the Blitzkrieg. The boys are stranded on an island and must find a way to survive until they are rescued. Most of the characters do not even know each other before the crash happens. As the novel progresses, the characters begin to show their different personalities....   [tags: Lord of the Flies, William Golding] 765 words
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Analysis of William Golding's Lord of the Flies - Analysis of William Golding's Lord of the Flies "Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men." (Ayn Rand) This quote explains this story, Lord of the Flies, in many ways. This book is about a plane full of boys escaping from the war happening in there society but unfortunately got shot and crashed down on an island. This plane contains boys coming back from school....   [tags: William Golding, Lord of the Flies] 701 words
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The Lord of the Flies by William Golding - At the beginning of World War II, a group of British schoolboys are loaded onto an airplane to evacuate them to safety, but after their plane is shot down, they end up on a desert island – but it’s not such a bad thing, at first. They crash-land on a warm beach on a sunny day on a seemingly perfect atoll. No one is injured. There is plenty of fruit to go around, pigs run wild in the lush jungle setting of the island, and there is a lagoon surrounded by a reef with water “warmer…than blood (Golding 12).” And the most lucrative and exciting part for the schoolboys is that there are no grownups on the island (Golding 8)....   [tags: desert island, william golding, civilized behavior]
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Human Nature in William Golding's "Lord of the Flies" - “The theme is an attempt to trace the defects of society back to the defects of human nature. The moral is that the shape of a society must depend on the ethical nature of the individual and not on any political system however apparently logical or respectable.” With this quote, William Golding simply justifies the theme and moral presented in his novel, Lord of the Flies. The characters portray a modern society and depict the cruelty of human disposition. The political system in the U.S., as a whole, is a prime example of the ignorance towards ethical nature and is definitely blameworthy of the ruthlessness of mankind as individuals....   [tags: William Golding, Lord of the Flies, ] 520 words
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William Golding's "Lord of the Flies": Similar to Shakespeare's Julius Caesar - Author William Golding uses Lord of the Flies to paint a picture of the internal evil of man through a variety of different mechanisms. Ralph, while being one of the most civilized boys on the island, still shows characteristics that would indicate an inherent evil. Henry also displays a darker personality, even as he practices innocent childhood activities in the sand. The island on which the story takes place holds evidence that man possesses inherent evil, seen in the way the boys corrupt and destroy the innocence and purity of the tropical oasis, and viewed in the symbolic manner in which the island's pristine exterior shields a darker inside....   [tags: William Golding, Lord of the Flies, ] 1938 words
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding - Lord of the Flies by William Golding What is human nature. How does William Golding use it in such a simple story of English boys to precisely illustrate how truly destructive humans can be. Golding was in World War Two, he saw how destructive humans can be, and how a normal person can go from a civilized human beign into savages. In Lord of the Flies, William Golding uses the theme of human nature to show how easily society can collapse, and how self-destructive human nature is. Throughout the story Golding conveys a theme of how twisted and sick human nature can lead us to be....   [tags: Lord Flies William Golding] 1025 words
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William Golding's Lord of the Flies - William Golding's Lord of the Flies Symbols are objects, characters, figures, or colors used to represent abstract ideas or concepts. In the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding a group of children are stranded on an island when their plane crashes. The freedom of having no parents while living in a society that doesn't enforce rules and laws are eliminated. As the novel progresses the kids find use for different items each symbolizing something of different significance. In this novel William Golding uses different objects to symbolize the difference between civilization and savagery....   [tags: William Golding Lord Flies] 1170 words
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Morals vs. Instinct in "The Lord of the Flies" by William Golding - The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, is an allegory that connects the boys’ behavior in the novel to the basic behavior of human nature. In the novel, the boys fear a wild beast that has the potential to kill them off. However, Simon, a quiet boy, finds that the beast is not an animal that everyone should fear, but is a part of each boy himself. As Simon wanders back to a beautiful meadow that he had traveled to before, he finds that it has changed. Instead of the peaceful meadow that Simon had discovered previously, the bloody head of a sow impaled by Jack and his follows taints the meadow....   [tags: Lord of the Flies, William Golding, morality, inst]
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William Golding's Lord of the Flies - William Golding's Lord of the Flies       In the novel, Lord of the Flies, William Golding tells the story of a group of boys on an island left out to self survive. The time was World War II when the plane the boys were in was shot down leaving young survivals on a deserted island without any adults. The whole story is about what happens during their stay on the island representing metaphoric ideas of humanity in each incident as Golding describes. Golding has reportedly said that he wrote the novel in response to his personal war experiences....   [tags: Lord Flies William Golding Essays] 5000 words
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Humanity’s Evil Inspired William Golding’s "Lord of the Flies" - “Drug dealers go big, use Boeing for coke run”, “11 killed in Pakistan by suicide bomber”, “Parents largely unaware teen binge drinking is growing deadlier” (Edmonton Journal, November 18, 2009). It is truly staggering to see the number of articles concerning crime, felony and death in a newspaper, everyday. It is not hard to find articles about laws being broken, about lawbreakers going free and about people being killed. The concept of newspapers full of stories showing humanity’s evil suggests that there is something wrong with today’s world, but newspapers have always been full of such articles and events....   [tags: evil, William Golding, Lord of the Flies, ] 1663 words
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Good versus Evil in William Golding’s "Lord of the Flies" - In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, a young group of boys crash on an uncharted island. In the beginning the boys are excited to be alone, unsupervised by adults. But as the novel progresses, the boys begin to show their true nature. Through the boys, Golding attempts to expose the true nature of humankind, the good, the evil, and the in between. Simon represents the rare, truly good people in the world, the ones that do not do what they do to look good in another’s eyes, or because that is what is expected of them....   [tags: William Golding, Lord of the Flies, evil, ] 704 words
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Understood Objects of Symbolism in the Novel "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding - In every novel, an object may represent something other than what it actually is. Lord of the Flies of by William Golding has several of these objects in it. An explanation for what objects hold symbolic meaning is would be like how snow may represent delight and happiness for a child. These objects also add side stories and add detail to the novel. Three objects that hold immense symbolic meaning in Lord of the Flies are the beast, the conch, and the signal fire. To begin with, one object that holds great symbolic meaning is the beast....   [tags: Lord of the Flies, William Golding, Symbolism,] 729 words
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Fear in William Golding's Lord of the Flies - Fear in William Golding's Lord of the Flies Human's fears should not be taken lightly. Fear could do anything to one's minds, though without fear, man can be as savage as animals. In the book Lord of the Flies, William Golding presented fear of the unknown to be a powerful force in a man's mind. Fear of the unknown is a powerful force, which can turn to either insight or hysteria. The kids feared of not being rescued off of the island, so they made signal fires on top of the mountain. Then, there and gone, Roger's fear of the old rules he abided to....   [tags: William Golding Lord Flies] 1069 words
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William Golding's Animal Farm - William Golding's Animal Farm On the first page of the book there is immediately a link to the adult world and the civilization that has been adapted there. There is a reference to the "Home Counties". This shows that already, the writer is telling the reader of the links that may be made throughout the book about the adult world and its comparisons to the life in the jungle. Societies operate in many different ways and there are many factors that influence this fact. In the book Golding tries to highlight what these factors are and how they cause disruption and peace within a society....   [tags: William Golding Animal Farm Essays] 1206 words
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Adaption Means Survival in Elie Wiesel's "Night" and William Golding's "Lord of the Flies" - Charles Darwin, the famous evolutionist, once wrote: "In the struggle for survival, the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals because they succeed in adapting themselves best to their environment.” It was this message that Elie Wiesel learned during his captivity in World War II and incorporated into his novel, ‘Night’. It was also this message that William Golding tried to express through the scenario of his magnum opus, ‘Lord of the Flies’. Though, in both their novels, there was another message, an idea first realized by the great psychologist and philosopher Sigmund Freud....   [tags: Elie Wiesel, Night, William Golding, Lord of the F] 2684 words
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Analysis of Lord of the Flies by William Golding - Analysis of Lord of the Flies by William Golding William Golding’s Lord of the Flies is a sordid tale about a group of kids who are stranded on a deserted island after their plane crashes. The story is set during the Atomic War and plenty of references are made to the fact. However, the real key to the story lies in the role of Beelzebub, Lord of the Flies. Beelzebub has a central role in the story as he represents the Beast, or evil, that dwells within all humans. The Beast cannot be hunted and since it dwells within all humans, humans are all guilty because mankind is sick....   [tags: Lord of the Flies William Golding Essays] 1468 words
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The Character of Simon in William Golding's Lord of the Flies - The Character of Simon in William Golding's Lord of the Flies      Throughout William Golding's, Lord of the Flies, many of the characters go through changes in their personality traits. From beginning to end, Simon goes through the smallest amount of change than anyone in the novel. Despite the fact that Simon did not really fit in with the other boys, he tried his hardest to make a difference in his and the other's lives.      In the beginning, Simon was described as a 'skinny, vivid little boy…,'; (Golding 24) showing that he was undersized and possibly weaker than the others....   [tags: William Golding Lord of the Flies] 425 words
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William Golding's Lord of the Flies: The Joy of Hating Piggy - William Golding's Lord of the Flies: The Joy of Hating Piggy      In many novels there's usually a character the reader loves to hate. Whether that character be a loser, a loner, or someone who's just chubby, we all have made fun of that particular person at least once in our lives. Throughout William Golding's novel, Lord of the Flies, he illustrates the joy of readers in hating Piggy's character.      In the beginning of the novel, when Ralph meets Piggy after the plane crash, Piggy regretfully tells Ralph what the kids used to call him at school, “ They used to call me ‘Piggy'.”(1) Ralph then shrieks with laughter and makes fun of Piggy's nickname, “Piggy....   [tags: William Golding Lord of the Flies] 773 words
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A Malevolent Society in Lord of the Flies by William Golding - A Malevolent Society in Lord of the Flies by William Golding Humans, by nature, are genuinely good people who show compassion and concern for others, right. Well true, if we all lived in a utopian land. Unfortunately, humans are, in fact, evil and easily corrupted by others. In William Golding’s 1954 published Lord of the Flies, the boy’s on the island learn that a peaceful civilization is easily destroyed without cooperation or agreement. The frustration manifested itself, making a transformation of the boys into meat hungry, hunters, who even try to hunt the other boys who don’t follow the pack....   [tags: Lord Flies William Golding] 1402 words
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Simon in William Golding's Lord of the Flies - Simon in William Golding's Lord of the Flies At the beginning of the novel, William Golding has described Simon as 'a Christ-figure, a lover of mankind a visionary.' We first met him anonymously, he is the child of whom Jack speaks despairingly in Chapter 1. Thereafter we see more of him alone than in company, for his shyness makes it difficult for him to summon up the courage to speak publicly. Yet his affection for the other boys never wanes. He dies trying to give them the simple enlightenment that the beast they fear is non-existent....   [tags: William Golding Lord Flies Simon Essays] 779 words
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Book Report on Lord of the Flies by William Golding - Book Report on Lord of the Flies by William Golding The following report is on William Golding’s Lord Of The Flies. The book itself is 208 pages. The topics that will be covered are a brief summary, type of chronology used, evaluation of character development, type of conflicts, themes, writers styles, and personal opinions. This novel takes place on a boat like shaped island. There is a jungle, beach, and a lagoon. There are pigs and fish that they can eat, and different fruits. This novel is about several young boys trying to survive on this island after their plane crashed....   [tags: Lord of the Flies William Golding Essays] 1241 words
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The Transformation of Jack in William Golding's Lord of the Flies - The Transformation of Jack in William Golding's Lord of the Flies     In the novel, Lord of the Flies, Jack is the character that experiences the most change. Jack begins the novel as a somewhat arrogant choirboy, who cries when he is not elected leader of the island. Jack is gradually transformed into a vicious killer who has no respect for human life. Through a series of stages, such as leading the choir, leading the hunting tribe, wearing the mask, killing Simon, separating from the group and intentionally killing Piggy, Jack degenerates from a normal, arrogant school boy into a savage beast....   [tags: Lord Flies Essays William Golding]
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The Savagery of Human Nature in William Golding's Lord of the Flies - The Savagery of Human Nature in William Golding's Lord of the Flies One of several significant incidents in this story is when the hunting group killed the first pig. This is a significant scene because it is where the hunters of the group release the savagery that has been covered up by the fact that they were civilized. It also is a significant event because it is the first time that the group of boys ignores the priorities set by their leader, Ralph. Ralph felt that keeping a signal fire to alert passing ships of their presence was more important than finding another source of food....   [tags: Lord Flies Essays William Golding]
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The Importance of Masks in William Golding's Lord of the Flies - In Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, we find a group of British boys stranded on a tropical island while the rest of the world is at war. Their plane has been shot down and they find themselves without adults to tell them how to act. As they struggle to survive, they encounter conflicts that mirror the decayed society from which they have come. We see Golding's theme come about as we watch the boys begin to lose their innocence and let their natural evil overwhelm their otherwise civilized manner....   [tags: Lord Flies Essays William Golding Papers] 592 words
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Symbolism of the Conch in Lord of the Flies by William Golding - Symbolism of the Conch in Lord of the Flies by William Golding In William Golding's Lord of the Flies the Conch represents power and order. Power is represented by the fact that you have to be holding it to speak, and Order is displayed by the meetings or gatherings that its used to call and hold. The Conch's power is presented in the very beginning on pg 22 as the children vote for Ralph to be chief just because he was the one with the Conch. ' "Him with the shell." "Ralph. Ralph!" "Let him be chief with the trumpet thing" ' this excerpt from pg 22 shows how everybody seems to think that power, responsibility and leadership skills comes from the Conch....   [tags: Lord of the Flies William Golding Conch Essays] 629 words
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The Extent to Which William Golding Portrays Mankind as Being Inherently Evil - The Extent to Which William Golding Portrays Mankind as Being Inherently Evil Although I do not think he shows humans to be completely, irrevocably evil, I think that Golding paints an increasingly dim picture of humankind. As his faith in humanity's intrinsic good fails, Golding's foresight of a dark future for man is reflected in the colour of his metaphorical oil paints as he writes this allegorical novel. Even supposedly innocent children are shown to be incredibly sinful and the rules and regulations they are brought up under fade away into insignificance....   [tags: William Golding Lord of the Flies Essays] 2680 words
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Social vs. Natural Intellect in William Golding's Lord Of The Flies - In life, I have observed and experienced both social and natural intellect. First off, there are direct examples of both kinds of people in everyday life. My friends that have good intellect, but not social skills often do well. However, when put in a group, which occurs often in life, they struggle. For example, last year I was in a group for a project. In my group was one person that was extremely smart. He was known as the smartest kid in my class. However, in our group, he was the least productive....   [tags: William Golding Lord Flies] 964 words
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The Lord of the Flies by William Golding - ... Similarly, the Puritan society has been diminished by the girls, disrupting their utopia. “The Lord of the Flies” is heard in a voice of a “schoolmaster” creating this authority over Simon, who has a power over him to show that evil is always above humans and controls us to commit sins. Golding uses this dead animal to illustrate in the sin of “Thou shalt not kill” that it was easy for the boys to kill the animal; Simon might be seen biblically as a Jesus figure, not affected by the Fall of Man, and compares with his death, dying for the sins of the boys, or alternatively, of civilisation....   [tags: literary analysis, novel, Golding] 784 words
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William Golding and William Shakespeare - How come authors like William Golding and William Shakespeare are both famous and grandiose writers . Well, the answer to this question might be that both writers use rhetoric devices. Rhetoric devices are techniques used by writers or a speaker used to make their stories or speech more interesting or persuasive (if the writer or the speaker is trying to persuade someone). There are many rhetoric devices that writers use. Therefore, there are different kinds of important rhetoric devices that include figurative languages (similes, metaphors, and personifications), irony, and foreshadowing....   [tags: Writing Styles, Rhetoric] 920 words
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William Golding's Lord of the Flies - William Golding's Lord of the Flies The first chapter of the novel, The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding is effective in establishing the characters, concerns and language for the remainder of the book, as well as introducing the main themes of the novel; that the problems in society are related to the sinful nature of man and good verses evil. In Golding’s first chapter, the main characters are introduced, we see many ominous signs of what’s to come through the authors choice of language and the beginning of rivalries, issues and concerns are portrayed which are to continue throughout the rest of the book....   [tags: Golding Lord Flies Essays] 1772 words
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William Golding's The Lord of the Flies - William Golding's The Lord of the Flies The Lord of the Flies is a novel written by William Golding and is a story about a group of boys stranded on an island who have to learn to survive on their own without adults....   [tags: Lord Flies Golding] 1013 words
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William Golding's Lord of the Flies - In William Golding's Lord of the Flies, the island represents a microcosm. In the beginning of the novel the boys elect a leader and establish rules, in order to survive. Even though rules were set, they get broken by the evil within each boy. When the boys begin to neglect their assigned tasks on the island, society starts to fall apart. The boys stranded on the island and their actions are similar to the larger world. The boys decide that the first thing they ought to do, to be rescued, is to have a chief and to make rules....   [tags: Lord Flies Golding Anarchy] 1311 words
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William Golding's Lord Of The Flies - The author, William Golding uses the main characters of Ralph, Jack, and Simon in The Lord of the Flies to portray how their desire for leadership, combined with lack of compromise leads to the fall of their society. This desire for leadership and compromise led to the fall of their society just like multiple countries during times of wars. In the Lord of the Flies, William Golding uses characters to convey the main idea of his novel. The story begins with a war, and a plane carrying several young boys, who are being evacuated, is shot down from the sky....   [tags: Lord Flies Golding] 975 words
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William Golding's Lord Of the Flies - William Golding's Lord Of the Flies Theme: Most people perceive children as being innocent, precious beings. Some believe that they are angelic. Put in the wrong situations though, they can become savage beasts. The innocence leaves their bodies and they are no longer precious. The survival of the fittest instinct kicks on and they can become killers. In the book Lord of the Flies the theme is that kids are not as innocent s they seem. At the beginning of the book the boys seem to have peace and order....   [tags: Golding Lord Flies] 1416 words
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding - Lord of the Flies by William Golding is a fictional novel highlighting natural characteristics of man kind. The Book was created during the post World War II period. Before creating this novel, William had experience in the navy where he learned of the nature of mankind. The introduction of the book portrays a plane crash where a large group of boys are stranded on an island. Here they grow in character and human instincts such as leadership, brutality, and survival are displayed. With the influence of the combination of his education and military experience, William Golding wrote one of the most powerful books about the truth or mankind's survival nature....   [tags: Analytical Essay]
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding - William Golding was influenced by World War II because he joined the military, also because of his life in England before during and after the war. Throughout Goldings time in the military he accomplished many things, but he also witnessed plenty of horrors that almost definitely influenced him in the writing of Lord of the Flies. William Golding went to school at Oxford university where he studied English and ended up becoming a teacher and a writer. Golding wrote many stories through his life despite a lack of success....   [tags: sociological literature]
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding - ... His quote “The world, that is understandable and lawful world, was slipping away” (William Golding, Lord of the Flies, goodreads.com) means that if a person is away from society, he would not stay by the rules and go into anarchy by time and this contributes to his beliefs and it shows in his book. A major contributor to his beliefs is a English philosopher named John Hobbes which made the regulations that Golding stands by and makes up his beliefs. A French philosopher by the name Jean-Jacques Rousseau also had beliefs on how humanity controls and shows evil, His beliefs were mainly opposite of William Golding’s beliefs where humans are born good but are turned bad by society and othe...   [tags: philosophy, rousseau, human nature] 575 words
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Lord of the Flies, by William Golding - In William Golding's Lord of the Flies a group of English school boys crash land onto an uninhabited island somewhere in the Mid Atlantic ocean. Ralph, the protagonist and also the elected leader, tries to maintain peace and avoid any calamity on the island. However, Jack is neither willing to contribute nor listen because he is jealous of Ralph and has a sickening obsession with killing boars. Ralph has some good traits that help him maintain peace and balance for a period of time. He is charismatic and has natural leader attributes....   [tags: Freudian Concepts, Comparison] 1062 words
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding - ... This conflict might be expressed in a number of ways: civilization vs. savagery, order vs. chaos, reason vs. impulse, law vs. anarchy, or the broader heading of good vs. evil. Throughout the novel, Golding associates the instinct of civilization with good and the instinct of savagery with evil. As the novel advances, Golding shows how distinctive individuals feel the impacts of the impulses of civilization and viciousness to diverse degrees. Piggy, for example, has no savage sentiments, while Roger appears to be scarcely equipped for fathoming the guidelines of progress....   [tags: ethical logic, christian imagery] 921 words
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding - Symbolism is using words, places, people, and objects for a meaning that is deeper than its literal meaning. In the novel, “Lord of the Flies,” William Golding uses so much symbolism that the novel could arguably be viewed as an allegory, or a writing with a double meaning. While not all of the symbols are very obvious, the novels title for example, a few of them are, for example, the conch shell, the fire and the parachutist are all very prominent symbols used by Golding. In “Lord of the Flies” there are so many different examples of symbolism that could make the reader believe that the novel actually contains two totally different stories, the literal story, and the symbolic story....   [tags: symbolism, devil, words, people]
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Lord of the Flies, by William Golding - In a world without law or order, fear can lead to savagery and bring out the worst of people. Such a world can destroy a person both physically and mentally. Humans would live in chaos and civilization would be lost. We see this portrayed in the William Golding's infamous novel, Lord of the Flies, when the horrendous crash of an airplane penetrates the island's serenity and disrupts the air with the crackling sounds of the blazing fire. William Golding uses the "beast" to return the boys of the island to their primal instincts, contributing to his commentary on human nature....   [tags: Thematic Analysis, Savagery] 894 words
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William Golding's The Lord of the Flies - The Lord of the Flies The Lord of the Flies was written by William Golding, and the book was copywrited in 1954. William Golding is a renowned English novelist, playwright, and poet of over 62 works. Some of his more famous works include; The Inheritors, Darkness Visible, The Spire, Pincher Martin, and many others. In 1983 William Golding was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature for The Lord of the Flies. Before winning the Nobel Prize in Literature for The Lord of the Flies, Golding won the Booker Prize in literature for his novel Rites of Passage, book number one of the To the Ends of the Earth trilogy....   [tags: story/character analysis]
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding - ... He was born in 1911 which was the start of the "Great War", and he lived until 1982. He experienced the horrors of fighting in World War 2 and the D-Day invasion. This shaped his views that society keeps humans together because he's seen the worst of humanity in the violent warfare he experienced. The Lord of the Flies is also influenced by Golding's other experiences of him being a school teacher and a student himself. As a child he was a bully not unlike Jack because he liked hurting people....   [tags: story analysis] 820 words
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William Golding's The Lord of the Flies - English author William Gerald Golding wrote Lord of the flies as his first novel in 1954. Golding would later become famous as a novelist, playwright, and poet, yet before Lord of the flies publishers had rejected his works many times. Fortunately for Golding and future readers, his new editor Charles Monteith helped him to make some changes to the text and publish the book in September 1954 as Lord of the Flies (“William Golding” par.7). This book became hugely successful, and in 1983 Golding was awarded for it a Nobel Prize in Literature ("William Golding - Prize Presentation" par.1)....   [tags: story and character analysis] 1042 words
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding - In the novel “Lord of the Flies” there are several symbols of interpretations in terms of meaning. The beast within the novel, “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding was never a monster, however neither was it really human (Shmoop). On a stranded island alone with no adults to look below the bed or look within the closet, there are sure to be ghosts and monsters roaming amongst the forest woods, and from the very start this belief of some monster hiding within the darkness is unfolded around the whole pack....   [tags: symbols, monster, emblem] 764 words
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Lord of the Flies, by William Golding - The human senses are powerful tools in which we use for our daily lives. They constantly help us get through the day. If one failed, another would be there, containing the power the failed one had. Blind people have incredible hearing, and deaf people have eyes that can read lips, something very hard to accomplish. Most of the time, we experience this from physical objects. However, it can also be sensed mentally as well. In Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding, he used much imagery for his novel....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Imagery]
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding - ... He also wanted people to know that not everyone is going to make it. Golding used survival of the fittest with his characters. He seems to be taking information from Charles Darwin and his theories of evolution. Golding does not directly quote Darwin, but the behaviors that the boys adopt are exactly what survival of the fittest is all about. They all fight to the point of death. In the 1800s, a naturalist by the name of Charles Darwin developed the concept of evolution. In 1831, Darwin set sail on the HMS Beagle which was set to travel around the world....   [tags: story and character analysis] 1853 words
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding - ... Both are young children with a thirst for leadership over the others. Ralph is a calm, nice, brave, and good-natured person. Jack greatly differs from Ralph. He is menacing, animal-like, and dangerous. Their conflict is a good-example in defense for Golding’s argument because of how it contrasts their two personalities. Ralph is a natural-good leader and person because he learned how to be a good person through rules taught through his parents and society. Jack, however, was most-likely not taught these rules or has possibly forgotten about them, which means he still has more of the dark side everyone is born with....   [tags: philosophical analysis, nature of man] 581 words
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding - ... [sees] himself but at an awesome stranger” (63). Just by wearing the mask, Jack is able to morph into someone who he, himself did not even know. Golding employs the word “stranger” to present the ambiguity the mask provides. He describes the “stranger” as “awesome” because in Jack’s eyes this “stranger” is the person he aspires to be. Jack does not want to be someone who meekly follow the rules; instead he wants to be the person who breaks the rules and makes his own. Golding depicts the changes in Jack’s persona to exemplify the notion that people want to better their own situation, and if the way to do that is by following their basic instinct and acting savagely then they will act li...   [tags: loss of innocence, fall to savagery] 715 words
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The Lord of the Flies by William Golding - The book, The Lord of The Flies, was written in 1954 by author William Golding. It is about a large group of British school boys who are stranded on a deserted island all by themselves. They must learn to survive by themselves even though they are such a young age. Many scholars or teachers have read this book, and may see different views, meanings, and beliefs that they feel this story could actually be about. The book shows many things that can be related to the author life or views, time period, and to the country of Great Britain....   [tags: british school boys, piggy]
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The Lord of the Flies by William Golding - ... Ralph also represents teamwork and unity through his integrable actions that demand all of the boys to work together to build shelters. Jack’s desire for the hunt influences the other boys to join in with him, and in turn “[leads] to killings of each other, brutal beatings, dancing like cannibals after a successful hunt, and a savage in mankind” (Wilson 54). Ralph’s focus on shelters, along with his use of fire and smoke to save the boys, exhibits his devotion to salvation. The commitment of Jack to the hunts and the pursuit of meat both emphasize his interest in the temporary and disunity of the boys and his impulse for instinct....   [tags: human nature, story analysis] 1312 words
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Lord of the Flies, by William Golding - ... One of the lads, Jack, had figured that the pigs saw the boys and their light skin. The color on their faces was considered camouflage, but it was not only just that. The masks that the boys had made, was secretly taking away the boys’ morals. In a matter of fact, the colorful masks was changing their way of thinking. Under the influence of painted masks, and the island, the boys’ minds were taking a turn. They started to change their priorities and morals. “‘The job was too much. We need everyone.’ Ralph turned....   [tags: literary analysis, savagery]
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding - Lord of the Flies by William Golding was novel about a group of English schoolboys who got stranded on an island with no adults, fending for themselves. With nothing but the clothes on their backs, they had to start building a little community by electing a leader, making shelters, and finding food. Ralph was the leader of the kids since he was the oldest and strongest. Each boy represented something different whether it was wisdom, reason or truth. Golding wanted to portray that all human beings are savage by nature, and are moved by urges toward brutality and dominance over others....   [tags: english school boys, imaginary beast] 594 words
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding - One thousand people were brutally murdered by German U-Boats during World War 2. The causes of D-day and the U-Boat peril were all stemmed from fear. Throughout World War Two, The Axis and Allied Powers were afraid that if they lost, their way of life and government would be taken away. William Golding represents these causes and actions in his novel, Lord of the Flies, with subtle visualizations that are conceptually similar to the actual causes of the two events of war. In Lord of the Flies, William Golding looks at how D-day and the U-Boat Peril triggered a sense of fear, which prompted the leaders of both sides to take drastic measures, and he implements these concepts into his book....   [tags: D-day, war, germans]
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding - Information This book, Lord of the flies, was published by William Gerald Golding who was born in 1911. When he was 44 in 1954, Lord of the flies was published and admitted for great book. According to ‘the novel prize.org’, “The Nobel Prize in Literature 1983 was awarded to William Golding. Also, this book was William’s first full-length novel. First, this book was ignored but today it become popular both adults and students. According to Amazon, “Lord of the Flies remains as provocative today as when it was first published in 1954, igniting passionate debate with its startling, brutal portrait of human nature....   [tags: story and character review] 901 words
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The Lord of the Flies by William Golding - Lord of the flies The book’s title is ‘Lord of the flies’, one of the most famous novels written by William Golding published in 1954. The Genre of this book is novel. The author of this book, named William Golding is born in England September 19th, 1911. ‘When he was young he had interested in writing novels but his parent wanted him to study natural science. Golding followed parent’s opinion, so he went to the Oxford major in natural science until second year. After second year, he changed his major to English literature....   [tags: book review] 1235 words
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William Golding's The Lord of The Flies - In William Golding's Lord of The Flies, the boys try to maintain civility, but nature pulls them into savagery. Nature always seems to pull man in, even when man tries to fight it; the boys give in by hunting, fighting, and doing whatever they please. All of this is because there is no authority in nature. The boys try to maintain civilization on the island, but nature is gradually luring them in and revealing their true human instincts. The Lord of the Flies is based around these boys and their want to get off the island....   [tags: Civility, Nature, Savagery, Literary Analysis]
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William Golding's Lord of the Flies - ... Minutes later, the fire is monstrous and consumes a nearby tree that spreads to a large portion of the island. Piggy chastises the group for so hastily and childishly rushing to build a fire, barely even heeding the rest of Ralph's instruction. Piggy then points out that a little boy is now missing as the fire is spreading. Everyone is silent, struck with shame, but they ultimately pretend nothing has happened and remain still. The mountain, that pink pillar of innocence and purity, has now caused destruction, and even further, beginning the violent and gradual downturn of the civilized nature of these English boys....   [tags: the nature of man]
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William Golding's The Lord of the Flies - ... After they stole Piggy’s glasses to use as a spark for the fire and it roars into the air, one of the boys says: “You got your small fire alright” (Golding 44). The “small” fire they expected really turns into something huge and unexpected. With lack of communication and organization, at one point the fire is left alone and burns out, causing a passing ship to have no clue the boys are trapped on the island. This slip in communication causes lots of hostility with the boys. When they undermine Piggy and take his glasses to start a fire, they upset Piggy, causing tension....   [tags: sociological analysis] 1525 words
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding - On the surface, the storyline of Lord of the Flies is very entertaining. The idea of a group of people being stranded on a deserted island amuses people even to this day (i.e. – Lost, Survivor, etc.) However, William Golding wrote this novel as an allegorical tale meaning that everything – including characters, props, and actions – is attached to something deeper. When examining this story closer, Golding includes a general theme that the true nature of man is bad. He also injects many religious and biblical parallels that can be seen throughout the book....   [tags: fiction, deserted island, man's nature]
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding - Lord of the Flies has constantly spoken to what books are for, what makes them imperative. Should we hope to be entertained when we read a story. Obviously, a demonstration of the creative energy that doesn't engross is a poor demonstration in fact. However there ought to be more. An effective novel ought to delete the limit line between journalist and onlooker, so they can unite. At the point when that happens, the novel turns into a piece of life – the fundamental course, not the pastry. A fruitful novel ought to interfere with the spectator's life, make him or her miss errands, skip dinners, and neglect to walk the puppy....   [tags: british writing, classic, youngsters] 1014 words
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding - ... His uncanny resemblance to Christ reveals the hidden religious comparisons and teachings in the novel. Simon is the first to “voluntarily embrace the beast”, and instead of accepting the so-called “condemned state”, the boys are in because of the beast, Simon works to rid himself of this inner monster. He understands that this omnipresent evil is truly “only us”. He alone climbs to the beast’s “lair” and discovers the truth of the situation. Upon his discovery of what this terrible thing truly is, he rushes back to the remaining boys with plans of spreading the good news....   [tags: man's savagery and primitive nature] 2619 words
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding - ...  When Ralph states, “We’ll have rules. [...] Lots of Rules!” Golding tries to emphasize the importance of having order and stability in a civilization (Golding, 33).  Ralph wants to keep everyone united and wants everyone to work cooperatively with one another.  Ralph cares for the greater good of the group of boys rather than just for himself which signifies one of the traits a leader should have.   Golding tries to show that leadership is an important part of keeping an island civilized and from keeping it stable....   [tags: society, english boys, ralph] 1320 words
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding - ... After the animal escapes, Jack “[snatches] his knife out of the sheath and [slams] it into a tree trunk. Next time there [will] be no mercy.” (31.) Jack is ashamed of himself and his shame causes him to become committed to killing the next pig they see, he is willing to go to great depths to prove himself to the others. Considering the boys were on the island for a short amount of time, they are still attached to civilization based on their reluctance to kill the piglet. Later in the novel, the boys’ attack on a sow indicates the emergence of their inherent savageness....   [tags: piglet, boys, savageness] 562 words
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding - Isolation is the state in which a person is separated from the presence of other beings. Isolation can take three forms which include social, self-inflicted, and forced isolation. Each form is damaging to one’s well-being including their physical and emotional health. Isolation is portrayed through the novels, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey, and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley through the inclusion of certain characters. Although all forms of isolation are detrimental to a person, social isolation causes the most wide spread damage to the individual....   [tags: community, socialism, lifestyle]
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The Lord of the Flies by William Golding - "The lord of the flies" is a novel by William Golding author published in 1954 that shows the fragility of civilization. It describes the regressive course of children themselves. After a plane crash, a group of children found alone without adults on a deserted island. Quickly the group is organized in a democratic pattern: they elect a leader, Ralph, and decide the role of each. Meetings are set up, floor moments. Various incidents and life which looks tougher as they thought initially will gradually switch the group into savagery and tyranny, symbolized by another character lighthouse, Jack: -the wild pig hunt reveals youth from the primitive impulses....   [tags: leader, civilization]
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding - ... The conch symbolizes the rise and the fall of society’s rules, order, and regulation. It made people understand how much rules and regulations are important in a world’s society. Therefore, the conch mad the “Lord of the Flies” a smaller version of what our society is today. Piggy’s glasses symbolize knowledge. The glasses also represent society’s reliance upon technology because humans are sometimes weak. The glasses were created to make Piggy’s eyesight better than before. His life is better with the glasses because he can see, without them I don’t know what he would do....   [tags: story and character analysis] 516 words
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding - A novel, Lord of the Flies is written by William Golding in 1954. Background Information The author of this book, William Gerald Golding was born in Cornwall, England, in 1911. He graduated Oxford University. Also he had experience in teaching in school he could have been easy to set the character with young kids in the story. He had written many books before Lord of the Flies and he awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. William has an experience of being a Navy in World Wall Ⅱ, he could describe well in the story....   [tags: literary analysis] 610 words
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Lord of the FLies by William Golding - ... He hallucinates that it’s alive, but in reality, it’s his own thoughts speaking to himself. The “Lord of the Flies” taunts him that he has no way to escape. It says, “There isn't anyone to help you. Only me. And I’m the Beast… You knew didn't you. I’m part of you?” (p.158) Simon realizes that evil is within them all and not in the presumed physical form they believe it was in. Before he could tell the others, he dies because the boys have mistaken him for the beast. This situation signifies that the boys are indifferent to their actions because of Jack’s influence....   [tags: dystopian novel, darkness of man´s heart] 674 words
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding - ... Ralph also tried to accomplish to create a “democracy”, where no one was better than others and everyone had the right to speak as needed; the conch was an example where only one person was able to speak at once and the person who held the conch was supposed to have the right to freely state what was needed. Ralph believe that everyone should be created equal, also that things were given fairly, food is an example of fairness with Ralph’s ideas. Ralph was definitely not physically superior to others, however his wisdom and acknowledgement of survival tactic aided him to be a stronger leader....   [tags: leadership, savagery in human nature] 794 words
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Lord of the Flies, by William Golding - Through out time, people have been trying to create a system of constancy, which provides order. Every society has gone through chaos and disorder, until there was a proper body of administrative leaders that satisfies the people. A society can have many varieties of government, but through a stretch of time, societies have discovered the right type of government for its people. In the book, Lord Of The Flies, the boys in the book are a prefect example for how a society starts off. During World War II, a group of British boys fly over the ocean, but there plane crashes....   [tags: Thematic Analysis, Causes] 807 words
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding - ... It shows that Ralph tries to think more sophisticatedly and when all the kids made him the leader, he made an aim to help everyone by getting rescued and survive until get rescue. Ralph thinks like a real good political leader. Therefore, Ralph always tries to be beneficial for everyone. Furthermore, Piggy’s nature is inherently good too because he always helps others. For example, when Ralph and Piggy found a shell and Ralph did not know what it is and how it works, Piggy explained him that it’s a shell and he can blow it....   [tags: human nature, story analysis] 590 words
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Lord of The Flies by William Golding - ... impulse. They all illustrated humanity and the inner conflicts we may go through each day, yet not as big and heightened as the boys went through in the book. Made me wonder how this book could be applied to today’s society. I believe fear, superstition, and greed fuel many evil things today whether big or small. Power hungry humans fight all throughout history and is usually for these reasons. Personally, the book taught me about how people deal with situations when they are under pressure, one’s need for power and how easy it really is for a war to break out....   [tags: english boys, island] 800 words
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Lords of the Fight by William Golding - After a robotic bell sounds across a high school, hordes of students exit their classrooms and enter the hallway. After a minute, the congested hallway shows a variety of categories of student types. Those quick to get to their next class condense to their lowest form, while socialite trouble-makers shove each other in hopes of a “domino effect” of falling bystanders. Standing next to the two are the elitist seniors who, tired of high school, force through any cluster of students preventing their access....   [tags: british school boys, crash]
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Lord of The Flies by William Golding - ... Although, now that he is on his second term, he has just gained too much power and he is misusing it. Now his disapproval rate for the United States is about fifty-one percent. Also fifty-four percent of Americans say that the federal government has too much power. Ralph, on the other hand, took advantage of the little power he had and continuously made rules for the island to follow, but never enforced the rules that he put in place. “The rules!” shouted Ralph. “You’re breaking the rules!” In other words Ralph is thinking to himself, ‘I am losing my power and people are not listen to me.’ So when Ralph said, “Seems to me we ought to have a chief to decide things.” Jack was very egger...   [tags: story analysis]
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William Golding's Lord of the Flies - This book report is about Lord of the Flies. This book’s author is William Golding and it published in 1954. William Golding was born in England at September 19, 1911. He was a British novelist, poet, and playwright. His best work is Lord of the Flies. He got the Booker Prize for literature in 1980 for his novel Rites of Passage and also he received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983. He took a part in the World War Two. He was in the Royal Navy. From World War II experiences, he said, “I began to see what people were capable of doing....   [tags: book report and analysis] 1098 words
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding - This saying is perfectly depicted by the novel Lord of the Flies by the Nobel Prize winner, William Golding, such that a group of British schoolboys, being cast away from civilized world, on an island, and initially being degenerated full of barbarity and animality. From the onside, Ralph is the athletic, charismatic protagonist of the novel. Elected the leader of the boys at the beginning of the novel, Ralph is the primary representative of order, civilization, and productive leadership in the novel, who cooperates with Piggy, a whiny, intellectual boy, trying to establish a proper government, only being obstructed by others’ weakness, impatience and the lack of implementation and cohesion....   [tags: civilization, rules, civilized world]
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding - Leaders in society today are often praised for their position, as they represent or motivate their group to achieve a goal. This, is essentially the back bone of the novel, Lord of the Flies, by William Golding. The novel is about a group of boys deserted on an island after a plane crash. Two boys, named Ralph and Piggy, use a conch to summon the boys and create a civilized and lawful group, in their goal to be rescued. Most of the other boys, however, ignore their rules, and start talking about a beast....   [tags: Society, Leaders, Literary Analysis, Novel Review]
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding - I read a book called ‘Lord of the Flies’ for reading project. Before I read this book, I know that this book is really famous to all over the world because of its author and literary values. The author of this book is William Golding who is an famous English writer. He was born in Cornwall, in 1911 and he graduated the Oxford University. He wrote this book and published in 1954 after the second world war. At that time, he wanted to write something about human’s internal viciousness and natural characters through his terrible war experiences....   [tags: story and character analysis] 1105 words
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