William Golding - Lord of the Flies
To understand Lord of the Flies it is good to know about the writer, William Golding's background because then it is easier to relate events in his life and his beliefs to the events and ideas in the novel.
Here are a few key facts about Golding:
- After attending Oxford University he worked as a teacher in a boy's public school.
- He was very experienced in sailing/commanding a boat as he was a lieutenant in the Royal Navy during the Second World War meaning he had to deliver orders to destroy enemy ships…