This 36"x24" full-color poster contains the full text
of William Golding's Nobel Prize banquet speech
for Lord of the Flies.
: Lord of the Flies by William Golding
: 8th - 12th
This resource can be purchased as part of LORD OF THE FLIES Unit Teaching Package bundle.
Your Majesties, your Royal Highnesses, your Excellencies, Fellow Laureates, Ladies and Gentlemen,
I came to Sweden characterized as a pessimist, though I am an optimist. Now something - perhaps the wonderful warmth of your hospitality - has changed me into a comic. That is a hard position to sustain. It reminds me of days long ago when as a poor teacher I would take turn about during the night with my wife, getting our infant daughter to sleep. I remember once, how at three o'clock in the morning when I began to creep away from the cradle with its sleeping child, she opened her eyes and remarked: "Daddy, say something funny".
However, the moment has come for me to put off the jester's cap and bells.
I do thank Sweden for its wonderfully warm hospitality and I do thank the Nobel Foundation and the Swedish Academy for the welcome and unexpected way in which they have, so to speak, struck me with lightning. I only wish all borders were as easy to cross and all international exchanges as friendly.
I have been in many countries and I have found there people examining their own love of life, sense of peril, their own common sense. The one thing they cannot understand is why that same love of life, sense of peril and above all common sense, is not invariably shared among their leaders and rulers.
Then let me use what I suppose is my last minute of worldwide attention to speak not as one of a nation but as one of mankind. I use it to reach all men and women of power. Go back. Step back now. Agreement between you does not need cleverness, elaboration, manoeuvres. It needs common sense, and above all, a daring generosity. Give, give, give!
It would succeed because it would meet with worldwide relief, acclaim and rejoicing: and unborn generations will bless your name.
TO PRINT: I have had great success printing quality posters with the tech center at my district's office. I have also used Kinko's and other print shops. Simply take this digital file on a flash disk and transfer the file to them (or submit via email). Specify the print dimensions you would like (nothing larger than 36"x24" or it could get grainy). Then I've laminated the posters at my school and at a local teacher supply store.
I've had these kinds of posters for years and they still look great. They're so helpful to add color and thought to your classroom environment.
Enjoy Lord of the Flies!
SEE THESE OTHER LORD OF THE FLIES RESOURCES:
> LORD OF THE FLIES Unit Teaching Package bundle
> Movie Trailer 1963
> Movie Trailer 1990
> PreReading Bias
> Plot Chart Organizer Diagram Arc (by William Golding)
> Characters Organizer
> Conflict Graphic Organizer - 6 Types of Conflict
> Journal - Quickwrite Writing Prompts - PowerPoint
> 12 Pop Quizzes Bundle
> Figurative Language Analyzer
> Vocabulary Complete Novel (180 words)
> Vocabulary List and Quiz (chap 1-2)
> Vocabulary List and Quiz (chap 3-8)
> Vocabulary List and Quiz (chap 9-12)
> Essay Topics & Grading Rubrics
> William Golding Interview
> Poster - Nobel Prize Speech
> Movie vs Novel Comparison
OTHER NOVEL UNITS:
> ANNE FRANK Unit Teaching Package
> BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA Unit Teaching Package
> BUD, NOT BUDDY Unit Teaching Package (by Christopher Paul Curtis)
> CATCHER IN THE RYE Unit Teaching Package (by J.D. Salinger)
> CHRISTMAS CAROL Unit Teaching Package (by Charles Dickens)
> DIVERGENT Unit Teaching Package (by Veronica Roth)
> ENDER'S GAME Unit Teaching Package (by Orson Scott Card)
> ESPERANZA RISING Unit Teaching Package (by Pam Munoz Ryan)
> FAHRENHEIT 451 Unit Teaching Package (by Ray Bradbury)
> FAULT IN OUR STARS Unit Teaching Package (by John Green)
> FREAK THE MIGHTY Unit Teaching Package (by Rodman Philbrick)
> GIVER Unit Teaching Package (by Lois Lowry)
> GREAT GATSBY Unit Teaching Package (by F. Scott Fitzgerald)
> HATCHET Unit Teaching Package (by Gary Paulsen)
> HOLES Unit Teaching Package (by Louis Sachar)
> HUNGER GAMES Unit Teaching Package (by Suzanne Collins)
> IF I STAY Unit Teaching Package (by Gayle Forman)
> ISLAND OF THE BLUE DOLPHINS Unit Teaching Package (by Scott O'Dell)
> JULIUS CAESAR Unit Teaching Package (by William Shakespeare)
> LORD OF THE FLIES Unit Teaching Package (by William Golding)
> MAZE RUNNER Unit Teaching Package (by James Dashner)
> NIGHT Unit Teaching Package (by Elie Wiesel)
> NUMBER THE STARS Unit Teaching Package (by Lois Lowry)
> OF MICE AND MEN Unit Teaching Package (by John Steinbeck)
> OUTSIDERS Unit Teaching Package (by S.E. Hinton)
> PAPER TOWNS Unit Teaching Package (by John Green)
> ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY Unit Teaching Package (by Mildred Taylor)
> ROMEO AND JULIET Unit Teaching Package (by William Shakespeare)
> TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Unit Teaching Package (by Harper Lee)
> TUCK EVERLASTING Unit Teaching Package
> UNWIND Unit Teaching Package by Neal Shusterman
> WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM Unit Teaching Package
> WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS Unit Teaching Package
> WONDER Unit Teaching Package
> Poetry Unit Complete PowerPoint and Packet - Genres, Forms, Techniques, Devices
> Commas Complete Unit - Lessons, Assessments, Answer Keys - Grammar Ninja
> Parts of Speech Complete Unit - Lessons, Assessments, Answers - Grammar Ninja
> Subjects Verbs Complete Unit - Lessons, Assessments, Answer Keys - Grammar Ninja