Golding's distrust of humanist ideas stem from his personal experiences. His father was an unyielding rationalist and impacted the majority of his life decisions. Golding describes him as a “incarnate omniscience" over his life, an idea reflected in Golding’s initial scholarly career and occupational choices (McCarron). For instance, he began his studies in the field of Science, despite his passions lying in English Literature. The idea is further manifested w...
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