Literary Devices In Lord Of The Flies Foreshadowing Analysis

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Lord of the Flies by William Golding is a novel, where a group of young British boys are lost on an island after their plane crash lands. Throughout the novel William Golding utilization of literary devices are used to reveal a theme for the novel, civilization and lives of innocent boys are destroyed and lost due to the savagery of the boys ', desire for power, and fear of the unknown. William Golding utilizes three important literary devices throughout the novel, symbolism, of when the conch is destroyed civilization on the island is gone, irony as the civilize British boys turn savages, and foreshadowing the deaths of the boys on the island. In the novel Lord of the Flies, symbolism was the most important literary device used by William…show more content…
Simon’s death is an example of foreshadowing as his death is taken by other boys on the island. Simon is talking to the ‘Lord of the flies’ and threatens him. “I’m warning you. I’m going to get angry. D’you see? You’re not wanted. Understand? We are going to have fun on this island. Understand? We are going to have fun on this island! So don’t try it on, my poor misguided boy, or else—” Simon found he was looking into a vast mouth. There was blackness within, a blackness that spread.”(William Pg 158) The blackness is the evil within all human and Simon feels he is unable to gain control of it and is going to be die by the spread of blackness. “Or else,” said the Lord of the Flies, “we shall do you? See? Jack and Roger and Maurice and Robert and Bill and Piggy and Ralph. Do you. See?” Simon was inside the mouth. He fell down and lost consciousness.”(William Pg 159) The boys on the island do kill Simon. Life of an innocent boy is lost for the first time on the island because of the fear of the unknown. Near the beginning of the novel, Roger is throwing rocks at the littluns. “Roger gathered a handful of stones and began to throw them. Yet there was a space round Henry, perhaps six yards in diameter, into which he dare not throw. Here, invisible yet strong, was the taboo of the old life. Round the squatting child was the protection of parents and school and policemen and the law. Roger’s arm was…show more content…
An irony in the novel Lord of the Flies is that British boys on the island are suppose to represent civilization. “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.” (William Pg 42) Beginning of the novel the British boys on the island are civilized. This is ironic as Jack and the other members of his tribe on the islands turn into savages and civilization is destroyed. Another example of irony is between Ralph and Jack. "Grownups know things. They ain 't afraid of the dark. They 'd meet and have tea and discuss. Then things 'ud be all right." (William Pg 101) Ralph replies "If they could only get a message to us. If only they could send us something grown up."(William Pg 102) This is ironic because in the novel, there is a grownup but unfortunately it is a dead parachutist polit from the war. The grownup does not help make things better yet he makes it worse. The grownup causes fear into the lives of the boys. Simon’s death was taken due to the factor of the boys thought Simon was the beast in the
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