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Explain the emergence and rise of the beast in Lord of the flies by William Golding.

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Explain the emergence and rise of the beast in Lord of the flies by William Golding: Introduction

(1911 - 1993)

Golding wrote Lord of the Flies shortly after learning of the horrors of World War II and the Holocaust. Here is some information about him.

He was born in 1911 at Saint Columb Minor in Cornwall, England, Sir William Gerald Golding was educated at the Marlborough Grammar School, where his father taught, and later at Brasenose College, Oxford. Although educated to be a scientist at the wishes of his father, he soon developed a great interest in literature, becoming first devoted to Anglo-Saxon and then writing poetry. At Oxford he studied English literature and philosophy. Following a short period of time in which he worked at a settlement house and in small theatre companies as both an actor and a writer, Golding became a schoolmaster at Bishop Wordsworth's School in Salisbury. During the Second World War he joined the Royal Navy and was involved in the sinking of the German battleship Bismarck, but following the war he returned to Bishop Wordsworth's School, where he taught until the early sixties.

In 1954, Golding

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