Isolation In Lord Of The Flies

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In Lord of the Flies, the boys on the island are overcome with the fascination of killing and slaughtering a pig, both for the food and for the thrill of the hunt itself. A chant that is repeated throughout the book, “‘Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood!” (Golding 152) is used in order to increase the intensity of the situation that is happening. In between each repeat of the phrase there is an insert of what is going a on around the boys in the scene and each time the actions that are going on is more violent than the last, ending with the death of Simon. This, along with the repeat in words creates an intense, almost animalistic feel of the scene.
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