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Title: Lord of the Flies


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Lord of the Flies
  • William Golding

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What does the title mean????
  • Lord of the Flies is a translation of the Hebrew
    word, baal-zevuv
  • Greek word for it is Beelzeboub
  • English word is Beelzebub, which can mean satan,
    chief devil, or fallen angel

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Setting
  • Takes place on a tiny coral island in the South
    Pacific during the war
  • Hot Sunny
  • Island is uninhabited except for the boys

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Themes
  • Civilization vs. Savagery
  • Loss of Innocence
  • Innate Human Evil

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Motifs
  • Biblical Parallels
  • Natural Beauty
  • Bullying of the Weak by the Strong
  • Outward Trappings of Savagery

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Symbols
  • Plane Crash
  • Forest Scar
  • Island
  • Dead Parachutist
  • Chanting Dancing of the Hunters
  • Logs
  • Big Boys
  • Little Boys
  • Naval Officer
  • Conch Shell
  • Piggys Glasses
  • Signal Fire
  • The Beast
  • The Lord of the Flies
  • Ralph
  • Piggy
  • Jack
  • Simon
  • Roger

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Allegorical Novel
  • A literary work in which the characters, events,
    objects, and ideas have secondary or symbolic
    meanings.
  • Entertaining story that even children can enjoy
  • Beneath the surface there lies a deeper meaning

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Ralph
  • Handsome, athletic, 12-year-old boy
  • Elected leader by the boys
  • Sensible self-confident

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Jack
  • Leader of the choirboys
  • Aggressive
  • Envious of Ralph

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Piggy
  • Fat, asthmatic, clumsy, older boy
  • Befriends advises Ralph
  • An orphan

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SamnEric
  • Sam and Eric
  • Twins
  • Support Ralph

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Roger
  • Cruel, older boy
  • Enjoys intimidating others

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The Choirboys
  • Singers led by Jack
  • Familiar with taking orders
  • They remain loyal to him

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William Golding
  • 1911-Born in Cornwall
  • Actor, lecturer, small craft sailor, musician,
    finally a school master
  • 1940-Joined Royal Navy
  • Present at the sinking of the Bismarck
  • Retired a lieutenant
  • Resumed teaching
  • 1954- Published his first and most famous novel,
    Lord of the Flies
  • 1961- Retired from teaching to write (wrote 12
    more novels)
  • 1983- Awarded Nobel Prize
  • 1988- Knighted
  • 1993- Died at home that Summer

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