Lord of the Flies - Mrs. Kelly's website

Lord of the Flies - Mrs. Kelly's website

Lord of the Flies William Goldings Masterpiece 1911- 1993 Author and Context William Golding was born on September 19, 1911 in England

1940 Golding joined the Royal Navy Participated in D-Day Experience in WWII had a profound effect on his view of humanity and the evils of which it was capable. His first and greatest success came with Lord of the Flies (1954)

About the Novel Set in mid 1940s when Europe engulfed in war. A plane carrying British school boys is mistaken for a military craft and shot down. Only the boys survive the crash, and try to form a society and govern themselves.

The Island Themes Civilization vs. Savagery Loss of Innocence Original Sin Fear that separates one from God

Nature of Good and Evil Goodness is rare and fleeting Absolute Power Allusions Reference to a well known thing from history, literature, work of art Classical literature

Mythology Christian Symbolism Symbols in the Novel The ConchPiggys GlassesLord of the FliesFire Signal- Religious Symbols The Island . . .

The snake in the Garden of Eden The parachutist and Piggy. . . Jack and Ralph . . . Simon . . . Allegory A work of fiction carrying two levels of

meaning: - 1) a surface plot/narrative (literal) - 2) symbolic/metaphorical meaning in which everything in story symbolizes something greater Concerning the Title Beelzebub- Hebrew translation for Lord of the flies

The title is said to be a reference to the Hebrew name Beelzebub ( , Ba'al-zvuv, "god of the fly", "host of the fly" or literally "Lord of Flies"), a name sometimes used as a synonym for Satan.[3] Baal Zebb might mean 'Lord of Zebb', referring to an unknown place called Zebb, or 'Lord of things that fly' (zebb being a Hebrew collective

noun for 'fly', thus the common lay translation ' Lord of the Flies'). Modern Day Allusions Allusion- (n.) an indirect reference to something There are many, many modern day allusions

to Lord of the Flies in popular culture. For example. The Simpsons The Simpsons episode titled Das Bus is a parody of

Lord of the Flies. Survivor MarK Burnetts CBS island show is said to have been inspired by LOTF.

Sponge Bob Squarepants The episode Club Spongebob is a spoof of LOTF. Popular Music

Bands such as Taking Back Sunday, Nine Inch Nails, AFI, Iron Maiden, Rolling Stones, and Pink Floyd have written songs about or have alluded to LOTF in

their music. Well revisit the themes, allusions, symbols, and the concepts of allegory and microcosm upon the end of the novel.

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