Natural Intellect in William Golding's Lord Of The Flies

Taking notes for an open notes quiz? I would concentrate on the scene where the boys take the fire. Know what Piggy was worried they would take. Pay attention to what Ralph is starting to forget. Who the heck is Simon talking to? What is the Lord of the Flies in this book? What happens to Simon at the very end of the book?

Lord of the Flies of by William Golding has several of these objects in it.

Fortunately for Golding and future readers, his new editor Charles Monteith helped him to make some changes to the text and publish the book in September 1954 as Lord of the Flies (“William Golding” par.7).


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However, the real key to the story lies in the role of Beelzebub, Lord of the Flies.

In Lord of the Flies, William Golding looks at how D-day and the U-Boat Peril triggered a sense of fear, which prompted the leaders of both sides to take drastic measures, and he implements these concepts into his book....


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While not all of the symbols are very obvious, the novels title for example, a few of them are, for example, the conch shell, the fire and the parachutist are all very prominent symbols used by Golding.

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The importance of the setting of the story is that the boys have been taken away from a normal society and are isolated on an island where they need to figure out their own form of society and decide on what should be considered normal to them.

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In the novel, “Lord of the Flies,” William Golding uses so much symbolism that the novel could arguably be viewed as an allegory, or a writing with a double meaning.

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Throughout Goldings time in the military he accomplished many things, but he also witnessed plenty of horrors that almost definitely influenced him in the writing of Lord of the Flies.

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Isolation is portrayed through the novels, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey, and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley through the inclusion of certain characters.

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- This also emphasizes the differences in the big three (Ralph, Jack, Piggy). Ralph suggests the fire and begins to talk about it. Jack is a man of action and immediately sends everyone out to work - Ralph follows along. Piggy is the only one who stops to think about how it should be done, but since he is unpopular and not working (on account of his asthma, of course) nobody wants to listen to him. Important to note is that Jack and Ralph can do anything when they work together (that is the reason for the big log scene). Simon also makes his stand here. He came in with Jack, but when Jack and Ralph begin to fight over Piggy, Simon stands with Ralph. He will never stand with Jack again. Ironically, it is Piggy that makes the fire possible with his glasses.