Lord of the Flies - Weebly

Lord of the Flies - Weebly

Lord of the Flies By: William Golding About the Author Born September 19, 1911, in Saint Columb Minor, Cornwall, England English and philosophy teacher During World War II, Golding joined the Royal Navy I began to see what people were capable of doing. Anyone who moved through those years without understanding that man produces evil as a bee produces honey, must have been blind or wrong in the head - Golding, on human nature

After World War II ended, Golding went back to teaching and writing In 1954, Golding published his first and most acclaimed novel, Lord of the Flies In 1983, Golding won the Nobel Prize in Literature In 1933, he passed away Background During World War II, a plane of British schoolboys is shot down The boys find themselves on a deserted island, and must create their own microsociety in order to survive The boys struggle to develop civilization, and have trouble with leadership, division of power, and the fear of the unknown Setting 1940s; on a deserted island somewhere in the pacific

There are four main physical settings: the lagoon, the mountain, the jungle, and Castle Rock Main Characters RALPH Represents organization and civilization Uses a conch shell to lead and govern His power is dependent on civilization Loses control of the PIGGY Overweight, asthmatic, and has poor vision

The intellectual and adult-like figure Discovers use for conch Mentally superior and the most rational, but JACK Represents evil, violence, and savagery Preys on innocence Dominates and manipulates others Denounces rules / order Abuses his power Symbols Themes Loss of Innocence

The conch Piggys glasses Appearance vs. Reality Civilization vs. Savagery Good vs. Evil The Lord of the Flies The beast Power Leadership The island The scar Fear

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