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  • Older Version Of Lord Of The Flies
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    I am writing in response to the "spring cleaning" of Library that is coming up soon. I have heard that the English Department is currently deciding which videos they should keep in the library. For the videos of Lord of the Flies, I would prefer the school to keep the 1963 version instead of the 1990 version. The 1963 version of the Lord of the Flies would be a worthier choice for the Grade 11 students who study this novel. It follows the novel that William Golding wrote as opposed to the 1990 v...
  • Golding's First Novel
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    Born in 1911 Saint Columb Minor in Cornwall, England, Sir William Gerald Golding was educated at the Marlborough Grammar School, where his father taught, and later at Brasenose College, Oxford. Although educated to be a scientist at the wishes of his father, he soon developed a great interest in literature, becoming first devoted to Anglo-Saxon and then writing poetry. At Oxford he studied English literature and philosophy. Following a short period of time in which he worked at a settlement hous...
  • Good As Gold And Catch 22 Heller
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    Catch 22: Satire on WWII Joseph Heller who is perhaps one of the most famous writers of the 20th century writes on some emotional issues such as war. He does not deal with these issues in the normal fashion instead he criticizes them and the institutions that help carry these things out. Heller in fact goes beyond criticizing he satirizes. Throughout his two major novels Catch-22 and Good as Gold he satirizes almost all of America's respectful institutions. To truly understand these novels you m...
  • Golding
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    Theme Analysis on the book, 'Lord of the Flies " The theme of Lord of the Flies has been questioned and speculated about for decades. Golding, the author, said that the theme was to trace the problems of society back to the sinful nature of man. He wrote the book to show how political systems cannot govern society effectively without first taking into consideration the defects of human nature. The defects of human nature are exemplified in Golding's novel through the characters of Jack and his h...
  • Setting In Order To Foreshadow Events
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    Setting is the physical environment in which action occurs. It is a common literary element of every story. However, when it is used eloquently, it can be seen as brilliant device that aids in the development of a story. In the novel Lord of the Flies, the author, William Golding, focuses on depicting his setting in great detail. Throughout the novel, he utilizes the setting to motivate character behavior, foreshadow events that will take place, and also to represent the values held by the chara...
  • Stay Gold Ponyboy
    781 words
    Moy 1 Shelly Moy. Ragan ENG 261 AC April 14, 2003"The Difference of Initial Inference of Identity" S.E. Hinton's novel, The Outsiders, is at first a narrative of Ponyboy, a young outcast boy who later becomes a young man filled with identity. At the end of the novel, it is revealed that the narrative is actually Ponyboy's autobiographical account of his quest for a place in society. The symbols and motifs of The Outsiders contribute immensely to the novel's most prominent theme: Commonality betw...
  • Norris McTeague
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    Didacticism in Frank Norris' McTeague Didacticism in Frank Norris' McTeague Frank Norris' Mcteague's niche in American Literature has been characterized again and again as strictly Naturalist. The novel does well in this genre. Among other things, it is a scientific, representative, pessimistic study of the common people or lower and middle classes which ultimately ends in tragedy. It is not the purpose of this essay to dispute these qualifications; rather to question the genre itself. The scien...
  • Golding's Theme Of The Novel
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    The Internal Enemy A good novel's theme is often proven by the character's actions. A novel in which this occurs is Lord of the Flies by William Golding. In Lord of the Flies Golding uses various characters to portray that man is basically evil because of his violence and irresponsibility. One can see that Golding's theme of the novel is that man is basically evil because of his violence when the savages steal Piggy's glasses and when Roger kills Piggy. When the savages come to steal Piggy's gla...
  • Rousseau And William Golding
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    The debate over man being inherently good or evil is a debate which has raged since the beginning of time. Rousseau and William Golding do not shy away from taking a stance on the subject. But while Rousseau believes "nothing can be more gentle than man in his primitive state", Golding's believes quite the opposite. In his novel, The Lord of the Flies, Golding attempts to prove his hypothesis by showing the behavior of a group of boys stranded on an island. Golding's characters allow their true ...
  • Lord Of The Flies As A Religious Allegory
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    William Golding wrote his acclaimed novel, the Lord of the Flies as a religious allegory. This is made clear and evident by means of the numerous parallels to the New and Old Testaments of the Bible. The significance of Golding's work is buried deep in his allegorical symbolism. The central focus of Golding's allegory is the conflict between good and evil. Through his work, Golding attempts to define the nature of evil. He demonstrates the overwhelming presence of evil in every aspect of human l...
  • Golding's Lord Of The Flies
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    Trapped on an abandoned island with no adult supervision, a group of children battle not only nature, but one another to survive. Freedom is everywhere for the children and decisions must be made. The choices they make reveal a savage side that mirrors many of the flaws of mankind. William Golding's Lord of the Flies epitomizes several faults concerning the greed which rules society, mankind's perpetual prejudice, and governmental mismanagement. Golding displays various faults in society that re...
  • None Of The Books William Golding
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    Mrs. Ney Junior English (131), mods. 15-16 William Golding The Work of William Gerald Golding, late 20th century British novelist, offers something new in every novel, has a theme of good and evil and the natural corruption of human nature and reflects his personal experiences as a child, as a young man in the navy and his experience with his father who was a strong believer in rationalism. William Golding's father had a strong influence on his work. His father believed in rationalism (Carey 16)...

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