The Opening Chapter Of Lord Of The Flies, By William Golding

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The opening chapter of Lord of the Flies is very important because it establishes characters and their power between each other. Without the first chapter we would know very little about the boys, their individual characteristics, backgrounds, appearance and most importantly the power and conflicts between each other.

In chapter one Golding introduces the characters appearance, the first person he describes is Piggy. Appearances are essential because they define their personality. ‘He was shorter than the fair haired boy and very fat.’ Piggy’s description is ironically similar to a pig because pigs are typically ‘short’ and ‘very fat’. Ralph is described a ‘boxer’ due to his ‘golden body’ and ‘heaviness of shoulders’ he is the complete

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