William Golding on Lord of the Flies
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Video from KingsbridgeCollege YouTube Channel
William Golding talks about creating Lord of the Flies. He claims that the story wouldn't work with a group of girls. Listen to his ideas and see what you think.
Additional Resources for you to Explore
A review of major symbols in the text: http://www.heilmile.de/lotf/wordpress/?cat=6 Find out why he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature: http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1983/ Helpful video on context: http://youtu.be/rVW_kw_Ps6Q Some Literary Criticism (scroll to 'Resources'): http://www.rbhs.w-cook.k12.il.us/Mancoff/lofcrtwq.htm Explore Lord of the Flies quotations here: http://www.shmoop.com/lord-of-the-flies/quotes.html
How would you like to think of yourself behaving if you were in the boys' situation? Do you think you really would behave that way?