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Ch 1: Lord of the Flies Historical & Literary Context

About This Chapter

The Historical and Literary Context chapter of this Lord of the Flies Study Guide course is the most efficient way to study the context of 'Lord of the Flies' in terms of literature and history. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus includes lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you understand the essential concepts relevant to the historical and literary context of 'Lord of the Flies.'

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering Lord of the Flies literary contextual material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the historical and literary context of significant literature. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
  • Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
  • Students who have fallen behind in memorizing the literary and historical context associated with Lord of the Flies.
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning literature (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam

How It Works:

  • Watch each video in the chapter to review all key topics.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
  • Complete your review with the Lord of the Flies Historical and Literary Context chapter exam.

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  • Study Efficiently: The lessons in this chapter cover only information you need to know.
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Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the literary context of Lord of the Flies for a standard literature course. Topics covered include:

  • Biography of the author
  • Meaning of the title
  • Psychology in the book
  • Banning and censorship
  • When Lord of the Flies was published
  • Genre and similar books
  • Movie and play adaptations

10 Lessons in Chapter 1: Lord of the Flies Historical & Literary Context
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Who Wrote Lord of the Flies? - William Golding Biography & Works

1. Who Wrote Lord of the Flies? - William Golding Biography & Works

In this lesson we will learn who William Golding is, how he came to write ''Lord of the Flies'', how ''Lord of the Flies'' was accepted, and what other works William Golding has written.

Lord of the Flies: What Does the Title Mean?

2. Lord of the Flies: What Does the Title Mean?

When William Golding wrote ~'Lord of the Flies~', he meant it to be an allegory. In this lesson we will explore the dark influences and symbolic meaning of the title of one of his most famous works.

What Does Lord of the Flies Say About Human Nature?

3. What Does Lord of the Flies Say About Human Nature?

This lesson looks at elements of human nature in William Golding's 1954 novel, Lord of the Flies, which asks ~'what are the essential characteristics of human behavior?~'

Lord of the Flies Genre

4. Lord of the Flies Genre

What genre is William Golding's ''Lord of the Flies'' considered? If you've read the novel, then you know that this is not an easy question to answer! This lesson explores three different literary genres applicable to ''Lord of the Flies''.

The Psychology of Lord of the Flies

5. The Psychology of Lord of the Flies

This lesson will link ''Lord of the Flies'' to some popular psychological theories. It will explore Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and the Bystander Effect and how they relate to the novel. The lesson also mentions how Freud's theory of personality relates to the main characters.

When Was Lord of the Flies Published?

6. When Was Lord of the Flies Published?

When was ''Lord of the Flies'' published? The short answer is, 'In 1954'. But what about the historical context of the time period? What events influenced the writing and publication of the novel? This lesson seeks to answer these questions!

Was Lord of the Flies Banned?

7. Was Lord of the Flies Banned?

This lesson will explain the reasons William Golding's ''Lord of the Flies'' is considered controversial, discuss the difference between banning and challenging a book, and answer the question of whether or not the novel has been banned.

Books Like Lord of the Flies

8. Books Like Lord of the Flies

If you liked ''Lord of the Flies'', you're in for a treat. This lesson offers a handy list of books similar to William Golding's 1954 classic. We'll explore predecessors of ''Lord of the Flies'' as well as contemporary alternatives to the novel. A short quiz will follow.

Lord of the Flies Movie Versions

9. Lord of the Flies Movie Versions

This lesson reviews the two major film adaptations of William Golding's classic novel 'Lord of the Flies'. We review Peter Brook's 1963 production and Harry Hook's 1990 version.

Lord of the Flies Play

10. Lord of the Flies Play

''Lord of the Flies'' is a stage play adapted by Nigel Williams from the 1954 novel by Nobel Prize-winning English author William Golding. Both the novel and the play tell the disturbing tale of a group of British school boys stranded on an island and the tension caused by fear and power.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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