William Golding's Influence On Lord Of The Flies

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In William Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies, he created this book about a group of proper british boys to show that even the most civilize of all can turn inhuman and go savage. Also being in the war helped Golding to see what people were capable of even if they were good at heart. The themes in Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies, were influenced by his childhood, his experiences in the war, and his view of human nature.
Golding’s early life influenced the theme in Lord of the Flies. He admitted the he was sort of a brat and a bully when he was little (“lambert”). According to the New York Times, Golding is quoted as saying “ ‘I enjoyed hurting people’ ”(“Lambert”). Therefore in the book, characters known as Ralph, Piggy, and samneric went to talk to Jack about Piggy’s specs that were stolen, not …show more content…

A man’s evil is mostly similar to a bee’s love of producing honey (“Sir William Golding”). To go deeper evil is in all of us, we were born evil and learned how to be good. According to the Biography Channel, Golding is stated as saying, “ ‘I began to see what people were capable of doing’ ”(“Sir William Golding”). In the novel a character named Ralph was a good child but when Jack the leader of the savage pack takes him to go hunting for pigs, Ralph starts to brag about how he stabbed the pig and cut his throat (“Golding 113). Golding’s views on human nature is very deep but it influenced the theme of the novel. The Theme of Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies, is influenced by his early life, his experiences in the war, and his view of human nature. Golding’s childhood consisted of him being a bully and life in the war was awful because he saw things happen that humans just became inhuman and just kill and last of all his views on human nature is the evil is in everybody no matter who you are, or where you come from. In the novel all of his life event were summarized at different parts of

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