William Golding 's Lord Of The Flies

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William Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies was set somewhere on the timeline of World War Two, a war between the Axis and the Allies lasting from 1939 until 1945. Although WWII was fought between many countries in the Pacific and Europe, the main contender was Germany, led by Adolf Hitler. Hitler and his followers, the Nazis, changed the lives of everyone when they attempted to strengthen Germany and brought out all the evil and ugliness in the world. After WWII, nothing would be able to change the negative effects brought upon German society. In the early 1930’s, Adolf Hitler’s Nazi party used the widespread discontent of the German people to gain support from them. There was resentment at the territorial, military, and economical terms of…show more content…
They proclaimed that the German people were a “master race” and that all non-Germans—especially Jews—were inferior. Over the course of two years, from 1933 to 1935, Hitler was able to get in control and pass the Nuremburg Laws which marked the beginning of an institutionalized anti-Semitic persecution. After getting full control of the government and eliminating all remaining political opposition, Hitler moved forward with his plans to return Germany to glory. First thing on his mind was to overturn the Versailles settlement. Hitler started rebuilding the military of Germany and other allied and conquered countries, preparing to expand Germany’s territory eastward (History.com). While Hitler moved east, anti-Jewish pogroms erupted across Germany and Austria. Then in November 1938 came Kristallnacht—the “Night of Broken Glass”. It was a state-orchestrated attack on Jewish homes, businesses, and synagogues. This resulted in the murder of 91 Jews. Twenty thousand more were arrested and transported to concentration camps, where they would either be killed or put to work for the rest of the war. By March 1939, Germany had seized all of Czechoslovakia. Hitler now had his eyes set on Poland. After WWI, the Allies cut out the Polish Corridor from German territory, and now Hitler wanted it back (Britannia.com). So Hitler signed a nonaggression pact with Joseph Stalin, leader of the Soviet Union, in order to invade Poland unopposed.
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