William Golding

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William Golding

William Golding

Attended Brasenose College, Oxford and graduated in 1934 with a second class degreee in English Literature

William Golding married Ann Brookefield in 1939

Born in Cornwall, England on September 19, 1911

"Roger gathered a handful of stones and began to throw them. Yet there was a space round Henry, perhaps six yards in diameter, into which he dare not throw. Here, invisible yet strong, was the taboo of the old life. Round the squatting child was the protection of parents and school and policemen and the law."

Regardless of their place on the island the boys are still affected by the rules given to them by parents and teachers. Golding is showing how humans subconsciously follow rules given to them.

"His mind was crowded with memories; memories of the knowledge that had come to them when they closed in on the struggling pig, knowledge that they had outwitted a living thing, imposed their will upon it, taken away its life like a long satisfying drink."

This shows Jack's decline into savagery. His thoughts after first killing the pig, he is unable to think about anything else. Jack has become obsessive going for killing for necessity and survival to killing because he enjoys it.

“There isn’t anyone to help you. Only me. And I’m the Beast. . . . Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill! . . . You knew, didn’t you? I’m part of you? Close, close, close! I’m the reason why it’s no go? Why things are the way they are?”

Simon's subconscious is speaking to him, the idea that the islands evil is within them shows how Golding sees humans inherently evil.


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