Lord Of The Flies: Chapter Analysis

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The excerpt from chapter 9 of Lord of the Flies, in which the boys, including Piggy and Ralph, kill Simon, represents the end of civilization and how human’s own bloodlust can make them destroy each other. The scene takes place in five small paragraphs with only two dialogues spoken by the entire group which are italicized. Golding has used the line, “Kill the pig. Cut her throat. Spill her blood,” several times throughout the novel to show the savagery of Jack’s hunters, but this time, he replaced the “pig”with the “beast” to attract reader’s eyes and invite him into one of the most important scenes of the novel (Golding 69 and 152). Golding hides a great deal of connections and analogies in his writing, which can only be seen when the reader
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