Day 21: Lord of the Flies

William Golding
The title of William Golding’s Debut novel, Lord of the Flies, is a popular translation of Beelzebub, the demon (devil) of the underworld according to Christian Mythology. Further, the title is a break down of “Lord” and “Flies” which denote the two ends of the spectrum of Life: Majestic power (Lord) and Decaying Death (Flies) put together. Power leading to corruption which in turn leads to the decaying of human perception.

William Golding joined the Royal Navy in 1940 and was a part of the D-Day invasion of Normandy. He was an adept sailor but never sailed again after he survived an accident out at sea along with his family. He promised himself never to risk another life by his doing.

Source: William Golding and Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies was written by William Golding. It was published in 1954.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: