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      1.     Biography – Research the life of author William Golding. What facts about his education, experience or background help us to                      understand the novel?

 

http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1983/golding-bio.html

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/english_literature/proselordflies/0prose_lord_flies_contrev1.shtml

 

2.     Psychology – Research Freud’s theories about the ego, superego, and id. How do the characters and their behavior conform to these ideas?

 

http://www.simplypsychology.org/psyche.html

 

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/understanding-the-id-ego-and-superego-in-psycholog.html

 

3.     Biology – Research Darwin’s theory of evolution and natural selection (“survival of the fittest”). How do the external conflicts in the story reflect these ideas?

 

http://darwin-online.org.uk/Introduction.html

 

http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/darwin/

 

4.     History I – Research the Cold War. What are the parallels between the post-war world and the microcosm of the island?


http://www.coldwar.org/

 

http://www.history.com/topics/cold-war

 

5.     History II – Research the evacuation of schoolchildren during World War II. How realistic are the experiences of evacuees portrayed in the novel? 

 

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/homefront/evacuation/

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/17/a2100817.shtml

 

6.     Sociology – Research the practice of bullying among children and connect this phenomenon to the novel. Are children naturally prone to bullying? How do bullies choose their victims?

 

http://www.education.com/topic/school-bullying-teasing/

 

http://www.apa.org/topics/bullying/index.aspx

 

7.     Theology – Research ideas of Christianity, including sin, sacrifice, and the nature of good and evil, and connect those ideas to the novel.

 

http://library.thinkquest.org/28505/christianity/intro.htm

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/christianity/