Foreshadowing In Lord Of The Flies Quote Analysis

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The boys were running as fast as they could to keep up with the pig they hit with the spear. They all haven’t had meat in days and they were craving it, they were losing their innocence and becoming savages. This is one thing in the book, Lord of the Flies, that shows a loss of innocence. This is a common theme throughout this book, a loss of innocence. Some examples of this are the killing of Piggy, the hunts, the actions of the tribe, and just Jack in general. In Lord of the Flies, William Golding uses foreshadowing, symbolism, and characterization to show the book has a theme of the boy’s loss of innocence.
One of the literary devices used in the novel is foreshadowing. It is used all throughout the story to show what will happen next. One example of foreshadowing is when piggy dies. Jack then says to Ralph, “See? See? That’s what you’ll get! I mean that! There isn’t a tribe for you anymore! The conch is gone”(181). This is foreshadowing saying that Jack is planning for …show more content…

For instance, the Beast is characterized by a couple things in the story. First it is characterized by the vines in the forest and then later in the book it is the dead parachutist.The boys say it is very scary, “It was furry. There was something moving behind its head-wings. The beast moved too-”. Furthermore, later in the book Jack decides to leave the group and make his own tribe. It is characterized by the tribe that is fun and the one that hunts, “I’m going off by myself. He can catch his own pigs. Anyone who wants to hunt when I do can come too”(127). The pig’s head on a spear is a part of characterization as well. It is characterized as a power that they can’t overcome unless they get rid of their fear of the beast, “Fancy thinking the Beast is something you could hunt and kill!”(143). It is just the fear inside of them that has no innocence and can’t be overcome with killing.That is some of the characterization in the

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