Irony, Allusion, Metaphor, Personification, Alliteration, And Comic Relief

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Describe the setting of this novel. The boys are stranded on an unoccupied island. It seems as though it is somewhere in the Pacific in the 1950’s. It is an unknown environment which is very peculiar. As young boys, they expressed a great amount of enthusiasm once they arrived. After this initial feeling, the reality of the absence of adult supervision came to their realization, and the threat of the real world set in. This island possesses several jungle characteristics such as dense undergrowth. There is plenty of food and wild fruit. This is a deserted tropical island. Explain Golding’s use of the following literary devices using evidence from the novel: irony, allusion, simile, symbol, slang, repetition, personification, alliteration,…show more content…
Personification: As mentioned on page 19, “Sleep enveloped him like swathing mirages that were wrestling with the brilliance of the lagoon.” Alliteration: "The ululation rose behind him and spread along, a series of short sharp cries, the sighting call." The usage of the ‘s’ sound is used to deliver a abrupt and sneaky sound. Comic Relief: “He tried to convey the compulsion to track down and kill that was swallowing him up.” Jack is slowly transforming from civilized to savage. What is the dramatic situation at the beginning of the novel? Ralph is a twelve year old boy with fair hair who climbs out of a plane wreckage on an island towards a lagoon. He comes in contact with a boy who seems to be around the same age as him. They differ in appearance as this boy is fat and wears glasses. Ralph goes ahead and introduces himself. The fat boy doesn’t reveal his name, instead he tells a story about how his classmates at school gave him the nickname ‘Piggy.’ He reveals that he would prefer not to be called ‘Piggy’, but reluctantly, Ralph assigns that as his name. They discuss how both boys survived a plane crash in the Pacific Ocean and how there is an obvious absences of adult authority on this island. It appears as though both boys escaped from a war in their home countries. What causes the boy 's’ terror? The belief that there is a beast on the island is what causes the boy 's’ terror. Nobody sees it except them ,but the boys are

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