Imagery In Lord Of The Flies Quote Analysis

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IMAGERY The novel begins with a bunch of young boys who are trapped on an island after a plane crash. Throughout the novel William Golding includes various types of imagery to accurately describe each significant place on the island the boys are stranded on. An example would be calling the place where the airplane sliced through the brush “the scar”. The most realistic use of imagery is the description of the patch of the island where the boys would burn what they intended to be a "small fire." The most popular use of imagery in the novel is “the conch”. In the first chapter of the novel Ralph and Piggy spot a conch and decide to use it as an instrument to call a meeting, just as Piggy used to call to his mother with it. The boys impose a "rule of the conch" on themselves, deciding that no one can speak unless they’re …show more content…

The first type in the novel is the British boys, they are stereotypically represented as the height of civilization. As stated in the text by Jack, "We've got to have rules and obey them. After all, we're not savages." (Golding, 45). This is ironic because Jack becomes the leader of the “savages” that kill Piggy, while they are stereotyped to represent civilization. As stated in the text “This is our island. It’s a good island. Until the grown ups come to fetch us we’ll have fun.” (Golding, 45). This is said at the beginning of the novel when they first arrive at the island. The boys initially think they’re time spent will be filled with fun, games, and adventure, it is ironic how their time ended up being spent in war amongst themselves. Another example of irony in the novel is “the beast”. Which in reality is actually a parachutist who died in the air force while serving for his country, it is ironic because the soldier is far from a beast. The boys prayed for an adult figure on the island to aid their survival, yet he causes more chaos with beliefs that he is “the

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