Lord Of The Flies By William G

I. The classic novel olding is an exciting adventure deep into the nether regions of the mind. The part of out brain that is suppressed by the mundane tasks of modern society. It is a struggle between Ralph and Jack, the boys and the Beast, good and evil.
A. The title refers to Beelzebub, most stinking and depraved of all the devils: it is he, and not the God of the Christians, who is worshipped (Burgess 121).
B. -evil is built in him [man], part of his nature; he is led instinctively to worship of Beelzebub (Burgess 121).
C. In Lord of the Flies he [Golding] showed how people go to hell when the usual social controls are lifted, on desert islands real of imaginary (Sheed 121).
D. ...

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of service on mine sweepers, destroyers, and cruisers, he became a lieutenant in command of his own rocketship (Baker xiii).
B He [Golding] has constantly stressed his Hellenic parentage, claiming Homer, Herodotus, Aeschylus, Sophoctes, and Euripides as kinsmen (Dick 120).
C. His [Golding’s] first novel, Lord of the Flies finally appeared in 1954 after being rejected by twenty-one publishers; the author was then forty three (Dick 120).
D. ....he is a genuinely religious novelist with a vision, based on the concept of original sin, of the horrifying thinness of civilization, of the fragile barriers that lie between man and reversion into barbarism and chaos (Allen 120).
IV. Authors Time:
A. Golding did not become a war novelist. He does not write about soldiers and sailors or the great battles of the war, yet war forms the back-ground in three of his novels (Baker xiii).
B. He [Golding] finished his career as a lieutenant in command of a rocket ship; he had seen action ...

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subtlety, and that is perhaps why his novels are concerned almost solely with primitive struggles for survival.... (Karl 119).
3. Golding’s characteristic themes - the origin of evil, guilt and sexuality, the wonders and danger of natural philosophy (Gordon 122).
4. Golding’s hallmark: a polarity expressed in terms of a moral tension (Dick 121).
5. ....a Golding novel is reminiscent of a skeletal framework that is deliberately and at times deceptively simple (Dick 121).
B. Origins:
1. All of Golding’s novels are in some way derivative: Lord of the Flies and The Inheritors are “parodies” (in the authors sense of the word) of Ballantyne and Wells (Dick 121).
2. The device is ...

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