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Lord Of The Flies Writing Style Analysis

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While reading Lord of the Flies the authors style began to peak through at the very beginning of the novel. The author uses mood and diction to create an image of freedom within the boys and also death is portrayed throughout the novel. “His head opened and stuff came out and turned red. Piggy's arms and legs twitched a bit, like a pigs after it has been killed.” This quote is an example of death that is portrayed in the novel. The author includes this in the book to show that the freedom within the community, that the boys have created is now becoming irrational and uncontrollable. Golding’s style of writing is also shown by how he displays the characters by being obedient and pretty accepting of others in the beginning on the novel. “'We've got to have rules and obey them. After all, we're not savages. We're English, and the English are best at everything.’” Golding shows in the beginning that even though the boys have more freedom than normal they are attempting to create a functioning and behaved society while they are waiting for the arrival of help. The author’s style choice to write the novel in third person is used to create a distant outlook on all of the main characters in the novel. Golding does this for the audience to see each of the characters feelings about different situations and towards the other characters in the novel. “'Maybe there is a beast....maybe it's only us.'” When reading this quote it made a great impact upon me. It showed me that the boys were
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