Loss Of Innocence In Lord Of The Flies Quote Analysis

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The feeling of death had finally set into reality for the majority of the boys. From the ages of 6 to 12 they were all alone with nothing, but a deserted island. The only way to survive would be if all of them came together young and older, all as one. They complete this task at first for the most part, but later fail to keep the ongoing cooperation. In the novel, Lord of the Flies, by William Golding a prominent theme that is expressed throughout the novel, is the loss of innocence. Golding uses the literary devices of foreshadowing, symbolism, and irony are used to show the loss of innocence. The first literary device that is used to show loss of innocence is foreshadowing. Foreshadowing is the first literary device used in the novel. “We …show more content…

Jack and his group go on the pig hunts that contribute to this the most. “Kill the pig, cut her throat, spill the blood.” (69). In this quote, Jack and the hunters kill their first pig and are extremely happy about the fact, shouting and chanting all like a bunch of savages. They failed to kill the pig the first hunt they went on, but this time the boys kill a living creature showing signs of regression and savagery. “The conch exploded into a thousand white fragments and ceased to exist.” (181). The conch symbolized so much in this book showing signs of law and order and civilization. After the conch is destroyed, everybody broke loose essentially creating total anarchy and chaos all throughout the island. Society depends on rules and without rules that leads to no society at all. These events show more signs of everyone losing …show more content…

“Piggy.” “He’s not fatty,” cried Ralph, “his real name’s Piggy.” (21). This quote shows irony is the fact that we never get to know the real name of the boy named Piggy. Piggy was his nickname that all the kids at his old school used to call him to make fun of him and make him feel bad. We only know him as Piggy. Jack and his hunters always go out to hunt for pigs and later on in the story they kill Piggy also. "Grownups know things. They ain't afraid of the dark. They'd meet and have tea and discuss. Then things 'ud be all right." Ralph replies with "If they could only get a message to us. If only they could send us something grownup." (94). This quote shows irony by when they find an adult, a dead parachutist on the island. This doesn’t provide any sense of comfort for the boys only making things worse. The way the parachute flows in the wind it looks like he is still alive and moving. The boys see this thinking that it’s the beast and providing much discomfort to all especially the littluns. The boys lose a lot of innocence when they believe there is a beast on the island and killing pigs, eventually Piggy

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