Lord of the Flies - Coach Brett's 10th Grade Literature

Lord of the Flies - Coach Brett's 10th Grade Literature

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

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 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 Lord of the Flies Bart as Jack

Two extremes represented by: Ralph protagonist Jack antagonist Piggy represents intelligence and clear sightedness (his glasses) Lord of the Flies

Ralphs name counsel (Anglo-Saxon) Jacks name one who supplants (Hebrew) Simons name listener (Hebrew) Rogers name spear (Germanic) 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 Symbols Conch shell symbolizes order and authority; organization Signal fire symbolizes common sense and light of hope and rescue

Beast symbolizes evil both within and without; fear of the unknown Symbolism Object/ Character Represents/Symbolizes Piggy (and

Glasses) Clear-sightedness, intelligence. The glasses state represents the status of social order. Ralph, The Conch Democracy, Order Simon

Pure Goodness, "Christ Figure" Roger Evil, Satan Jack Savagery, Anarchy

The Island A microcosm representing the world 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 Two movie versions

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