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Title: Monday, October 22nd


1
Monday, October 22nd
  • Agenda
  • Pass back timed writing
  • Notes Lord of the Flies
  • Reminders
  • Picture Re-takes on Tuesday during all lunches
  • Lord of the Flies due on Wednesday
  • Turnitin.com due Friday by 630 p.m.

2
Essay Cover Page
  • Your Name
  • Gautier
  • 25 September 2012
  • Controversial Issues
  • Expository Timed Writing

3
Lord of the Flies
  • Author Notes

4
Author William Golding
  • Born September 19, 1911 in Cornwall, Great
    Britain
  • Died June 19, 1993

5
Education
  • Education Oxford University- studied Science for
    2 years.
  • He then switched to English.
  • He graduated in 1935 with a B. A. degree and a
    diploma in Education.

6
Military Career
  • During World War II, Golding joined the Royal
    Navy and served on a cruiser.
  • During his naval career, Golding saw action
    against battleships, submarines, and aircraft.

7
Military Career Continued
  • He was present at the sinking of the Bismarck and
    took his rocket-launching craft to Normandy for
    the D-Day invasion.
  • His experiences in the war and Nazism influenced
    his views about human nature.
  • Those dark views were first expressed in Lord of
    the Flies.

8
Awarded the Nobel PrizeFor Literature in 1983
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His Works
  • Lord of the Flies (1954)
  • The Scorpion God (1971)
  • The Inheritors (1955)
  • Pincher Martin (1957)
  • The Paper Men (1984)
  • The Pyramid (1967)
  • The Spire (1964)
  • Free Fall (1959)
  • Rites of Passage (1980)

10
Goldings Themes
  • Goldings themes generally deal with the nature
    of mankind.
  • Golding deals principally with evil, yet his
    writings emerge with a kind of dark optimism.

11
  • Evil is inherent in the loss of moral values- an
    evil that manifests itself in war, brutality,
    death, and destruction.

12
Lord of the Flies
  • Based on The Coral Island by Robert Michael
    Ballantyne (1857), about boys shipwrecked on a
    tropical island populated by savages the boys
    adherence to English virtues enable them to
    triumph.
  • This novel works as an allegory on multiple
    layers- it functions as a political, moral,
    religious, and social allegory.

13
Lord of the Flies
  • Is an allegory
  • This means that the characters and objects are
    infused with symbolic significance that conveys
    the novels central themes and ideas.

14
  • This novel examines the idea of the Freudian
    Split the id, the ego, the superego, and the
    everyman.

15
Lord of the Flies
  • Character Notes

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Ralph
  • The protagonist
  • 12 years old
  • Represents the civilizing instinct

17
Jack
  • The antagonist
  • Leader of the choir
  • Leader of the hunters

18
Piggy
  • Ralphs lieutenant
  • Represents the rational, scientific side of
    civilization

19
Simon
  • Only naturally good character
  • Christ Figure

20
Sam and Eric
  • A pair of twins closely allied with Ralph

21
Roger
  • Jacks lieutenant
  • Represents the evil lurking within

22
Symbols
  • Symbols are objects, characters, figures, or
    colors used to represent abstract ideas or
    concepts.

23
The Island The Scar
  • At the beginning it represents Garden of Eden
  • In the end, the boys corrupt the nature of
    mankind.
  • Mans destruction and corruption on the formerly
    peaceful tropical island.

24
The Plane Crash
  • Breakdown of society in the world outside.

25
The Conch Shell
  • Democracy and Order

26
The Signal Fire
  • Fire is hope and salvation rescue.

27
Piggys Glasses
  • Clear- sightedness and intelligence
  • Their state represents the status of social order

28
The Destruction of Piggy and the Conch
  • Represents the absolute breakdown of society and
    reason.

29
Pigs Head on a Spear(Lord of the Flies)
  • Evil
  • Satan
  • Darkness

30
Big and Little Boys
  • Represents emerging generations of evil and the
    evil that is to come.

31
Logs and Spears
  • Thrones of authority power.
  • Masculine aggression and war. They are a phallic
    representation of male strength.

32
Killing of the First Pig
  • The original sin

33
Dead Man in Parachute
  • Represents the beast

34
Naval Officer
  • Present generation of evil

35
Themes
  • Themes are the fundamental and often universal
    ideas explored in a literary work.

36
Civilization vs. Savagery
37
Loss of Innocence
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