Lord Of The Flies Critical Analysis

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“This book is terrible, I don 't get it, and it doesn 't even make sense,” that 's what most people would say about The Lord of the Flies. The reason such things are said about the book is because most don 't pick up on underlying themes and metaphors William Golding uses to convey the terrifying message of the savageness that lives within all of us. Golding’s style of ambiguity, his character choice, and symbols bring the work together to express a powerful message of self control and awareness to ourselves and others. His ambiguous style creates a sort of humanity in the narrator to show the absolute insanity of the characters. Golding uses the persona of certain characters in the beginning of the book to explain their behavior in the…show more content…
Golding portrayed the most intense and important scenes with no solid answer as to what happened because the reader knows that they 've died but without confirmation from the author the reader is left to guess what really happened and question their instinctive knowledge. The style could be described as a manipulative way to write knowing that it will make people question themselves and what they know subconsciously. Quotes are used to convey how people are feeling through others words that they can 't express themselves or what stands out as truthful or is what resonates within someone. Quotes are small pieces of someone 's work that make the reader feel the most. Some quotes are from characters that the reader most relates to, or the ones that they hate beyond compare, or from the omniscient narrator that tells all. One of the most memorable quotes in Lord of the Flies is on page 202, “And in the middle of them, with filthy body, matted hair, and an unwiped nose, Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart, and the fall through the air of the true, wise friend called Piggy.” Ralph had witnessed the murder of his only friend on the island and had no time to stop and cry or mourn for him. He was being hunted by the ones who once stood by his side to be killed like a pig. During the hunt of
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