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Golding reads A View to a Death

William Golding reads from the end of Lord of the Flies Chapter 9: A View to A Death. He comments that the book ‘was written […]

A dead pig's head on a stick.

The Lord of the Flies

The Lord of the Flies appears in Chapter Eight. Jack and his hunters kill a sow and decide to leave an offering for the beast. […]

The little Oa

The little Oa is a tree root carried by Liku in The Inheritors.

Sim Goodchild

Sim Goodchild owns the book shop in Greenfield, London. He is a peripheral character in the first two sections of Darkness Visible, but he becomes […]

Australia

Golding visited Australia in 1975, and he was fascinated by the country, describing it as a place of ‘clear light and clean emptiness’. He was […]

Toni Stanhope

Toni is the enigmatic twin sister of Sophy, who narrates the second section of Darkness Visible. The twins have a difficult relationship with their father, and […]

Social class

The theme of social class, and its effects, appears in many of Golding’s novels, including ‘The Sea Trilogy’ and Lord of the Flies.

Jack

We are offering support for students and teachers. Please click here. Jack is the arrogant leader of the choir in Lord of the Flies, and after […]

Castle Rock

The Castle Rock is a fictional place in Lord of the Flies. The boys discover it halfway through the book while looking for the beast and […]

Simon

Support available for students and teachers currently working at home. Click here. Simon is the most mysterious character in Lord of the Flies. He is first […]

Waterfall

On the original manuscript of The Inheritors, Golding wrote that the ‘centre symbol is the waterfall, the time stream, the fall, the second law of thermodynamics’. […]

Fa

Fa is a member of ‘The People’ in The Inheritors. Although not explicitly stated, it is likely that she is the mother of Liku, and is […]

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