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Lord of the Flies by William Golding

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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.

Born on September 19, 1911, in an English city known as Saint Columb Minor, Cornwall, England, Sir William Gerald Golding was raised in a house adjacent to a graveyard. His mother, by the name of Mildrid, was a Suffragette who promoted the women's right to vote. Suffragettes were members of women's organization movements during the late 19th and early 20th centuries both in England and the United States. His father, Alex, was the headmaster of Marlborough Grammar School where William attended school. At this point of his life, William already had an inclination towards writing.

At the age of 12, William attempted, and failed, to write his first novel. Disheartened by his failures, William resorted to bullying his peers as an outlet for his frustration. When asked about the actions of his childhood, he described them as enjoyable. After his years in primary school, William continued his education at Brasenose College at Oxford University. After initially inclined to achieve his degree in the sciences, William decided to ...

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