M2 L4: Assignment #1: Historical Context Timeline and Writing Prompt - Part 1: Timeline

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    M2 L4: Assignment #1: Historical Context Timeline and Writing Prompt - Part 1: Timeline

  • 1932: Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

    In 1937 she is lost over the Pacific on a round-the-world flight. Her plane and the bodies of Earhart and her navigator are never found. This event may have had an influence upon the writing of The Lord of the Flies because it relates to the idea that the boys were part of a plane crash. This is shown when the novel states, "Listen all of you. Me and my hunters, we're living along the beach by a flat rock. We hunt and feast and have fun." (Golding 109).
  • 1932: Nebraska's state capitol is finished.

    1932: Nebraska's state capitol is finished. This event may have had an influence upon the writing on The Lord of the Flies because it relates to when the boys are accomplished and credited with completing their huts. This is shown when the novel states, "That pilot. . . He couldn't land here. . . We was attacked!" (Golding 5).
  • 1932: Franklin Delano Roosevelt defeats Hoover for the presidency.

    1932: Franklin Delano Roosevelt defeats Hoover for the presidency. This event may have had an influence upon the writing of The Lord of the Flies because it relates to when Jack's migration brings the majority of the boys to follow him when the novel states, "Then we'd be, you know, very solemn, and someone would say we ought to build a jet, or a submarine, or a TV set." (Golding 39).
  • 1932: In Franklin Delano Roosevelt's first 100 days in office, he launches the New Deal including dozens of federal programs to help agriculture.

    1932: In Franklin Delano Roosevelt's first 100 days in office, he launches the New Deal including dozens of federal programs to help agriculture. This event may have had an influence upon the writing of The Lord of the Flies because it relates to when Jack enacts a new set of rules as the innate leader of his group when the novel states, "Him with the shell. Ralph! Ralph! Let him be chief with the trumpet-thing." (Golding 16).
  • 1933: Adolf Hitler becomes chancellor of Germany.

    1933: Adolf Hitler becomes chancellor of Germany. This event may have had an influence upon the writing of The Lord of the Flies because it relates to when Jack becomes a leader amongst the boys, opposing Ralph when the novel states, "You and your blood, Jack Merridew! You and your hunting! We might have gone home--. . . Jack broke out of his gyration and stood facing Ralph. His words came in a shout. All right, all right!" (Golding 54-55).
  • 1933: Germany withdrew from the League of Nations.

    1933: Germany withdrew from the League of Nations. This event may have had an influence upon the writing of The Lord of the Flies because it relates to the idea that Jack leaves the original group of boys for control when the novel states, "You're still chief. Ralph laughed again. You are. Over us. . . Ralph! Stop laughing like that. Look, there ain't no need, Ralph!" (Golding 121).
  • 1935: Italian prime minister and dictator Benito Mussolini invades Ethiopia.

    1935: Italian prime minister and dictator Benito Mussolini invades Ethiopia. This event may have had an influence upon the writing of The Lord of the Flies because it relates to when Jack and his group decide to raid Ralph's group when the novel states, "We've got to have rules and obey them. After all, we're not savages. We're English, and the English are best at everything. So we've got to do the right things." (Golding 33).