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When was William golding born

September 19th, 1911

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where did William Golding grow up

Marlborough Wiltshire in Cornwall England

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what did William Golding's parents do for a living

his dad was a science teacher and his mom was a house wife who was in the woman's suffrage movement

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who did William Golding marry

he married Anne Brookfield

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what did William Golding do before he was a writer

he was a philosophy teacher, he worked on small play productions, and he was apart of the royal navy

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What famous world war II event did Golding have a part in

D-Day in the invasion of normandy

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when was lord of the flies published

September of 1954

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where did Golding move after he found writing success

he moved to Roanoke, Virginia to continue his writing career.

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When did William Golding die

he died on June 19th, 1993 of heart failure at the age of 82

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when did Golding win a nobel peace prize for literature

1983

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What is the name of the main character

Ralph

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Who are the two people that die during the course of the story

Simon and piggy

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What does Ralph have that makes him chief

he has the conch shell

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What does ralph believe the most important thing on the island is

the smoke that the fire gives off, because that is the only way they will be rescued

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what is ironic about the ending of the story

That the fire that sets the whole island on fire that jack started gets them rescued.

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what are the names of the two twins

sam and Eric

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who is the boy that makes a rival tribe from ralph

jack merridew

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how did the kids get stuck on the island

their plane crashes

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what does the rival tribe steal from ralph and his clan

they steal piggy's glasses which they use to make fire

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what does jack favor and what does ralph favor

jack favors fun and hunting while ralph favors law and structure

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how does the novel end

the rival tribe takes all of the members from Ralph's clan and they have a hunt for him. During the hunt jack set the jungle on fire to force ralph to come out. This fire got the boys rescued because a nearby naval ship saw the smoke and came to see what it was.

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who killed simon

the rival clan because they thought he was the beast

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how did piggy die

Rodger rolled a boulder off of castle rock and it crushed piggy and the conch shell

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how did the boys get stuck on the island

their plane crashed

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what does the conch shell symbolize in the book

it symbolizes civilization and order

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what was going on in the world at the time of this story

there was a nuclear war and the boys were being flown out of england to get away from the war and their plane was shot down and crashed

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what did the boys think the beast was

a dead parachute solider who abandoned his plane in the air war during the night

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who is the lord of the flies

the dead pig head

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what does the lord of the flies tell simon

he tells simon that the beast is not a creature, it is inside all of the boys.

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what is the place where jacks tribe lives called

castle rock