Lord of the Flies by William Golding is a fictional novel highlighting natural
characteristics of man kind. The Book was created during the post World War II period. Before
creating this novel, William had experience in the navy where he learned of the nature of
mankind. The introduction of the book portrays a plane crash where a large group of boys are
stranded on an island. Here they grow in character and human instincts such as leadership,
brutality, and survival are displayed. With the influence of the combination of his education
and military experience, William Golding wrote one of the most powerful books about the
truth or mankind's survival nature.
Born on September 19, 1911, in an English city known as Saint Columb Minor, Cornwall, England, Sir William Gerald Golding was raised in a house adjacent to a graveyard. His mother, by the name of Mildrid, was a Suffragette who promoted the women's right to vote. Suffragettes were members of women's organization movements during the late 19th and early 20th centuries both in England and the United States. His father, Alex, was the headmaster of Marlborough Grammar School where William attended school. At this point of his life, William already had an inclination towards writing.
At the age of 12, William attempted, and failed, to write his first novel. Disheartened by his failures, William resorted to bullying his peers as an outlet for his frustration. When asked about the actions of his childhood, he described them as enjoyable. After his years in primary school, William continued his education at Brasenose College at Oxford University. After initially inclined to achieve his degree in the sciences, William decided to dedicate his studies to the field of English literature. After this major change, William published a volume of poetry named Poems in 1934. In the years to come, Golding repudiated his work. In 1935, he earned his degree in English Literature and began his early professional career.
After receiving his college education, William Golding began working a settlement house. Settlement houses were neighborhood establishments discovered to discuss social issues of the civic poor. In 1935, William Golding terminated his career in the settlement house and began working in numerous theater companies throughout London. Later that year, William selected to follow his father's path and become headmaster at Bishop Wordsworth’s School, Salisbury, England. Golding's background in educating disorderly young boys was later presented as an inspiration for his novel, Lord of the Flies. In 1939, Sir William married Ann Brookfield and had their first child, David. Later that year, Mr. Golding abandoned his career in education to join the Royal Navy and serve in World War II.
William Golding spent the majority of the next six years at sea with the Royal Navy. He initially served on board with the HMS Galatea in the...