Gabriel NunoMrs. CoateHonors World Literature 19 December 2017Lord of the Flies “In Search of Deeper Meaning” Mini-Research ProjectBirth date: September 19, 1911Birthplace: Saint Columb Minor, Cornwall, EnglandDay he died: June 19, 1993 (heart attack)Military service: Lieutenant of the Royal NavyProfessional background: taught English and PhilosophyMarital status: Married to Ann BrookfieldNumber of children: two; David & JudithIn 1954 he published his first novel, Lord of the FliesAwarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983Attended Brasenose College at Oxford UniversityKnighted by England’s Queen Elizabeth II Editors, “William Golding.”, A Networks Television, 31 Oct. 2017, original title of Lord of the Flies was Strangers from Within”Why was the original title of Lord of the Flies changed to its present one?” eNotes, 4 Aug. 2011, The Double Tongue, Fire Down Below, Close Quarters, The Paper Men, Rites of Passage “Books Archive.” William Golding, 1858 the novel Coral Island by Robert Ballatyne was published. It follows the story of the three young boys shipwrecked and stranded on an island who have adventures. This is where William Golding got his overall idea for his novel Lord of the Flies. Golding even uses names from two out of the three boys in Ballatyne’s novel Coral Island; Ralph and Jack. Yet Golding’s version of young boys stranded on an island portrays a much more realistic view. It shows how they would argue and fight as well as try to survive, and that not everything would be fun and games. Although the plots are very different, the influence is clear. (Weebly 1) “Influences.” Lord of the Flies  by William Golding,’s views of World War II and the Holocaust are shown through the boys on the island and their struggle. He shows us that there will always be those amongst us who seek power and control above others, even those who go as far as enjoying killing one another. Any predicaments that may occur can reveal the inner evil within people. It’s up to those with pure hearts, and clear consciousness to maintain order so that these manifested feelings of evil within others do not appear, such as how Ralph tried to maintain civilized behavior amongst the boys. “Comparing Lord of the Flies to Hitler’s Regime and the Holocaust.” Storify, Golding taught English and philosophy at Bishop Wordsworth’s School in Salisbury previous to joining the Royal Navy in 1940 which he served and fought with during WWII. These experiences molded Golding’s perspectives on life as well as serving as inspirations for his novel Lord of the Flies. Golding was aware children’s behaviors and understood their disobedient, selfish personalities from his teaching background. Golding also witnessed horrific occurrences such as the death of fellow comrades during the war when he fought in several battles. He also made comments regarding on what he witnessed man was capable of commiting to one another during the war. He is even quoted saying “Anyone who moved through those years without understanding that man produces evil as a bee produces honey, must have been blind or wrong in the head.” This view of humanity influenced Golding’s decision to represent the boys in the novel as being inherently evil. William used his teaching experiences as well as his experience as serving as a soldier in war to create a novel that portrayed humanity’s inherent weakness. (enotes 1) “How did William Golding’s life experiences influence the novel Lord of the Flies?” eNotes, 5 Aug. 2016, “Dionysian and Apollonian perspectives are literary devices, their names deriving from the Greek gods whose qualities they represent. Apollo and Dionysus were both sons of Zeus, and thus might be considered equals in terms of hierarchy in the Greek pantheon. Apollo is interpreted to represent order and reason, whereas Dionysus represents chaos and emotionalism: two sides of human nature, neither in conflict with each other nor truly harmonious.” (enotes 1) The qualities in Lord of the Flies that would be labeled as “law and order” such as the election for a chieftain, using the conch to signal meetings, and creating a signal fire for aid would fall under Apollonian perspectives. While Dionysian perspectives would represent qualities that focus more on emotions, and many of these qualities are heavily represented within Jack. Such as how Jack wants the support of others during the election, and when he is initially turned away he eventually succumbs to trantumous emotions leading him to make his own tribe to fulfil his own selfish needs.”What are the Dionysian and Apollonian perspectives found in Lord of the Flies by Golding?” eNotes, 14 Dec. 2015,


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