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Title: Lord of the Flies


1
Lord of the Flies
  • William Golding
  • Background
  • and
  • Analysis
  • Ms. Crystal Barbour Russell

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William Golding
  • Born Sept 19, 1911
  • Cornwall, England
  • Attended Oxford University
  • Studied English Literature and philosophy
  • Joined Royal navy in WWII
  • Career as school teacher
  • Published Lord of the Flies in 1954

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William Golding
  • LOTF - His first and greatest success
  • After it was published, he retired from teaching
    and wrote full time
  • Awarded Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983
  • Knighted in 1988
  • Died 1993
  • His books deal with darker side of human nature

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Writing Prompt
  • Are people inherently good or evil?
  • Or crazy?

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Lord of the Flies
  • Novel dramatizes struggle between impulse to have
    order, rules, and moral behavior AND the impulse
    to act self-indulgently, seek power over others,
    and behave amorally.
  • Civilization/common good for society
  • versus
  • Anarchy/savagery/selfish instinct

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Major Themes
  • Need for civilization
  • basic needs of society
  • Fear of the unknown
  • Blindness and sight
  • Use and abuse of power
  • Loss of identity
  • Evil within human beings
  • Survival
  • Betrayal
  • Justice / injustice
  • Violence / death
  • Leadership
  • Loss of innocence

8
Lord of the Flies
  • Ralphs name counsel (Anglo-Saxon)
  • Jacks name one who supplants (Hebrew)
  • Simons name listener (Hebrew)
  • Rogers name spear (Germanic)

9
Lord of the Flies
Bart as Jack
  • Two extremes represented by
  • Ralph protagonist
  • Jack antagonist

10
Symbols
  • Conch shell symbolizes order and authority
    organization. When Piggy dies the conch is
    destroyed.
  • Signal fire symbolizes common sense and light
    of hope and rescue
  • Beast symbolizes evil both within and
    without fear of the unknown

11
Symbolism
Object/ Character Represents/Symbolizes
Piggy, Glasses/specs  Clear-sightedness, intelligence. The glasses state represents the status of social order. Science and technology
Ralph, The Conch Democracy, Order.
Simon Pure Goodness, "Christ Figure Martyr
Roger Evil, Satan sadist (likes hurting others)
Jack Savagery, Anarchy, selfishness
The Island A microcosm representing the world 1st chapter is life raft
The "Scar" Man's destruction, destructive forces
The Beast The evil residing within everyone, the dark side of human nature.
Lord of the Flies The Devil, great danger or evil
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Symbols
  • Huts civilization, basic needs of society,
    shelter
  • Face paint loss of identity and
  • loss of self-consciousness
  • Sharpened stick evil intentions of murder
  • Night and darkness loss of sight, blindness
  • Samneric loss of identity, normal people

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Allegory
  • Social conch, signal fire, glasses, Piggy,
    Ralph, huts,
  • Moral beast, Lord of the Flies, jack, Roger,
    sharpened stick,
  • Religious Simon, Lord of the Flies

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