Take out your journal and take a slip off the front desk. Read the directions and begin. Lord of the Flies. By William Golding. William Golding (1911-1993). Born: September 19, 1911 in Cornwall, England Studied Science and English at Oxford Witnessed WWI- “the war to end all wars”
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Take out your journal and take a slip off the front desk. Read the directions and begin.
By William Golding
Born: September 19, 1911 in Cornwall, England
Studied Science and English at Oxford
Witnessed WWI- “the war to end all wars”
Fought in Royal Navy during WWII Participated in invasion of Normandy on D-Day
At war’s end, returned to teaching and writing
Earned the Nobel Prize in Literature
The fall of France to Nazi Germany in 1940
Britain feared an invasion and evacuated children to other countries
1940- A German U-Boat torpedoed a British ship carrying children, killing the boys, thus suspending the oversees evacuation program
“It was simply what seemed sensible for me to write after the war when everyone was thanking God they weren’t Nazis. I’d seen enough to realize that every single one of us could be Nazis.”
Title Read the directions and begin.
“The theme is an attempt to trace the defects of society back to the defects of human nature.”