Lord of the Flies

William Golding

Character Analysis/ Jack

Jack was careless

Jack was also aggressive

Jack was also a killer

Jack was a innocent little kid, a geek, and ended up turning into an animal


The boys are basically stranded on an uninhabited tropical island, presumably somewhere in the Pacific in the 1950s. It is an environment which is completely alien to them, and after initial boyish enthusiasm the grim reality of a life devoid of adult supervision in a strange, threatening world begins to set in.

The island contains thick jungle and dense undergrowth with plentiful food on offer through wild fruit and pigs which roam. Most of of the story centres around the white beach at the lagoon area on the island.

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William Golding

"William Golding was born in his grandmother's house, 47 Mountwise, Newquay, Cornwall and he spent many childhood holidays there. He grew up in Marlborough, Wiltshire, where his father (Alec Golding) was a science master at Marlborough Grammar School. Alec Golding was a socialist who advocated science inspired rationalism, and the young Golding and his elder brother Joseph attended the school where his father taught, His mother, Mildred (Curnoe), kept house at 29, The Green, Marlborough, and was a campaigner for female suffrage. In 1930 Golding went to Brasenose College, Oxford, where he read Natural Sciences for two years before transferring to English Literature.

Golding took his B.A. degree with Second Class Honours in the summer of 1934, and later that year a book of his Poems, was published by Macmillan & Co, with the help of his Oxford friend, the anthroposophist Adam Bittleston.

He was a schoolmaster teaching Philosophy and English in 1939, then just English from 1945 to 1962 at Bishop Wordsworth's School, Salisbury, Wiltshire"


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