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"Lord of The Flies" Introduction
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Lord of The Flies William Golding
- Aim: Explain how Golding’s life experiences shaped his beliefs.
- Do Now: Explain how have your own life experiences shaped your beliefs.
- Goes in and out of the public eye until he wins the Nobel Prize in 1983
- Went to Oxford 1935–Started as science major and switched to English
- His father believed in using ration and science to interpret the world
- How might a science person think differently than an English person?
- Also fought in WWII (was from England)
- Present for the sinking of Germany’s top ship and for D-Day in 1944
- described his war experience as one in which "one had one's nose rubbed in the human condition.“
- How might this experience alter a person’s view of the world?
- After returning from war, taught HS English
- Would read his boys bed time stories and then ask wife if he should “write a book about how boys would really behave.”
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This is a ppt. on the background information for Lord of the Flies. It also includes writing prompts that encourage students to activate prior knowledge on related themes.