Lord of the Flies   William Golding    1911- 1993
About William Golding British novelist Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in  literature Fought in Royal Navy during WWII...
Golding’s Fiction Allegorical Allusions to    • Classical literature    • Mythology    • Christian Symbolism
Lord of the Flies   “It was simply what seemed sensible for me to    write after the war when everyone was thanking    Go...
About the Novel Set in mid 1940’s when Europe engulfed  in war. A plane carrying British school boys is  mistaken for a ...
Themes in the Novel Civilization vs. Savagery Loss of Innocence Original Sin Fear that separates one from God Nature ...
Motifs in the Novel Biblical parallels (book criticized for re-  telling episodes in the Bible) Pristine places corrupte...
Symbols in the Novel The Conch- Civilization and order  The Beast- The fear that separates man  from God Piggy’s Glasses...
Philosophical Influence   John Hobbes    • English Philosopher: 1588- 1679    • Man is by nature selfishly individualisti...
The World Golding Knew   WWII 1939- 1945   The fall of France to Nazi Germany in1940   Britain feared an invasion and e...
Major WWII Events   1939- Britain joined France in war against Nazi Germany   1940- Fall of France   1940- Fascist Ital...
Modern Day AllusionsAllusion- (n.) an indirect reference to somethingThere are many, many modern day allusions to Lord of...
The Simpsons   The Simpson’s    episode titled Das    Bus is a parody of    Lord of the Flies.
Survivor   MarK Burnett’s    CBS island show is    said to have been    inspired by LOTF.
Sponge Bob Squarepants   The episode    Club Spongebob    is a spoof of    LOTF.
Popular Music          Bands such as Taking           Back Sunday, Nine           Inch Nails, AFI, Iron           Maiden,...
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  1. 1. Lord of the Flies William Golding 1911- 1993
  2. 2. About William Golding British novelist Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in literature Fought in Royal Navy during WWII Participated in invasion of Normandy on D-Day At war’s end, returned to teaching and writing
  3. 3. Golding’s Fiction Allegorical Allusions to • Classical literature • Mythology • Christian Symbolism
  4. 4. Lord of the Flies “It was simply what seemed sensible for me to write after the war when everyone was thanking God they weren’t Nazi’s. I’d seen enough to realize that every single one of us could be Nazi’s.” • William Golding on his novel Lord of the Flies
  5. 5. About the Novel Set in mid 1940’s when Europe engulfed in war. A plane carrying British school boys is mistaken for a military craft and shot down. Only the boys survive the crash, and try to form a society and govern themselves.
  6. 6. Themes in the Novel Civilization vs. Savagery Loss of Innocence Original Sin Fear that separates one from God Nature of Good and Evil Goodness is rare and fleeting
  7. 7. Motifs in the Novel Biblical parallels (book criticized for re- telling episodes in the Bible) Pristine places corrupted by evil Beel’zebub- Hebrew translation for Lord of the flies
  8. 8. Symbols in the Novel The Conch- Civilization and order The Beast- The fear that separates man from God Piggy’s Glasses- Reason, science and insight Lord of the Flies- Evil Fire Signal- Hope, salvation
  9. 9. Philosophical Influence John Hobbes • English Philosopher: 1588- 1679 • Man is by nature selfishly individualistic • Man constantly at war with other men • Fear of violent death is sole motivation to create civilizations • Men need to be controlled by absolute sovereignty to avoid brutish behavior
  10. 10. The World Golding Knew WWII 1939- 1945 The fall of France to Nazi Germany in1940 Britain feared an invasion and evacuated children to other countries 1940- A German U-Boat torpedoed British ship carrying children killing the boys, thus suspending the oversees evacuation program
  11. 11. Major WWII Events 1939- Britain joined France in war against Nazi Germany 1940- Fall of France 1940- Fascist Italy joins the Axis with Germany 1941- Japan attacks Pearl Harbor causing USA to declare war on Japan and enter the world war 1944- D-Day Normandy Landings 1945- Bombing of Dresden 1945- European victory celebrated 1945- Atomic Bomb dropped in Hiroshima immediately killing 60-80,000 people (final death toll 135,000 people) Death and destruction abound!!!
  12. 12. Modern Day AllusionsAllusion- (n.) an indirect reference to somethingThere are many, many modern day allusions to Lord of the Flies in popular culture.For example….
  13. 13. The Simpsons The Simpson’s episode titled Das Bus is a parody of Lord of the Flies.
  14. 14. Survivor MarK Burnett’s CBS island show is said to have been inspired by LOTF.
  15. 15. Sponge Bob Squarepants The episode Club Spongebob is a spoof of LOTF.
  16. 16. Popular Music  Bands such as Taking Back Sunday, Nine Inch Nails, AFI, Iron Maiden, and Pink Floyd have written songs about or have alluded to LOTF in their music.
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