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William Golding

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  1. William Golding War, Politics, and Humanity

  2. Two Years Vacation - Boys as heroes - Outside villains - School age characters - Stranded on an island - Similarities to Lord of the Flies The Coral Island - Idyllic setting - Boys all get along - Look at the main character’s name - Is this really how children would act alone on an island? Building on the Past

  3. Golding’s Life • Went through childhood during the First World War • Lived through the Great Depression • Fought in World War II • Saw the ColdWar begin after WWII • ALL THIS BEFORE LORD OF THE FLIES

  4. Trench Warfare Gas Attacks Flame Throwers Tanks Golding from age 3-7 Born in Cornwall Food rationing during WWI World War I

  5. Bombing of Britain Battle of Normandy The Final Solution The Atomic Bomb Golding from 28-34 Helped sink the Bismarck Present during D-Day World War II

  6. McCarthy Witch Hunts Arms Race Korean War Fear of Another War Golding from 1947- Lord of the Flies School Teacher Returned to writing Cold War

  7. Two World Wars with threat of another The Holocaust Witch hunts U.S.A. and U.S.S.R. fight for control Human nature never changes Humans are savages We are our own worst enemy Children hunt each other Fight over the conch Human nature never changes Lord of the Flies