What is Lord of the Flies by William Golding about?

Lord of the Flies, novel by William Golding, published in 1954. The book explores the dark side of human nature and stresses the importance of reason and intelligence as tools for dealing with the chaos of existence. In the novel, children are evacuated from Britain because of a nuclear war.

Why did William Golding write Lord of the Flies?

William Golding wrote ‘Lord of the Flies’, because of World War 2. Since he was a part of World War 2, the violence and terror in the war gave him a huge influence about human life.

Why did William Golding get a Nobel Prize?

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1983 was awarded to William Golding “for his novels which, with the perspicuity of realistic narrative art and the diversity and universality of myth, illuminate the human condition in the world of today.”

Is William Golding dead?

June 19, 1993William Golding / Date of death

Is Lord of the Flies appropriate for a 13 year old?

This coming-of-age book by William Golding is published by Riverhead Books, a division of Penguin Group and is written for ages 13 and up. The age range reflects readability and not necessarily content appropriateness.

What color was Ralph hair in Lord of the Flies?

Ralph is described as having fair (blond) hair in the book, but he has not had blond hair in either of his film appearances.

Did Lord of the Flies win a Pulitzer?

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1983. William Golding’s first novel, Lord of the Flies, 1954, rapidly became a world success and has so remained.

Did William Golding win any awards?

Nobel Prize in LiteratureBooker Prize
William Golding/Awards

How long did it take to write Lord of the Flies?

Did you know Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was written in six days, or that Lord of the Flies took six years?

Can 11 year olds read Lord of the Flies?

Lord Of The Flies is seemingly quite exciting from a shipwrecked/adventure point of view but as it progresses I think the themes of savagery, the human psyche, group mentality, war, death, gothic horror, hidden dangers etc are actually a little too frightening for an 11 year old.

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