Tired of the same old routine? Sick of answering the same old questions? Tired of teaching facts about William Golding to uninterested drones? I've got the solution.
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William Golding Homepage
The William Golding home page was established by William Golding Ltd., a company founded by Golding himself to ensure that the proceeds of his writing went to the proper individuals. Because William Golding Ltd. still owns the rights to most of Golding's publications, it is the most credible source for information on Golding and his works. Although the site includes thorough summaries of his books, It does not include any literary analysis.
For more in-depth analysis, try e-notes, spark notes, or any other notes online. You'll find, for example, that the book explored the savage inner self versus the civilized face one presents outwardly, or the loss of innocense, or perhaps you can have your students explore biblical parallels.
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Website Research Questions
The lesson plan is so simple. Copy and paste the following questions. Hand them out. Assign it as homework or go to the computer lab at your school. Surf the Internet and pretend you know everything.
Record the following biographical information about Golding: birthdate, birthplace, and when he died. (1911; Cornwall, UK; 1993)
How many children did he have? (2)
What was the original name of Lord of the Flies? (Strangers From Within)
What was the highest honor accorded to William Golding and when did he receive it? (Nobel Prize, 1983)