Powerful Language In William Golding's Lord Of The Flies

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William Golding uses powerful language to influence the actions, emotions, and ideas of his readers. Golding has used many literary devices throughout the novel of Lord of the Flies to further strengthen his writing to a deeper level. In particular, Golding incorporates a wide set of devices such as symbolism and involves many themes in his writing, which further accelerates the meaning behind his writing. For example Golding uses the sow to symbolize the boy’s loss of innocence in the novel. Golding has used powerful language that has given the novel a whole new meaning to it by incorporating many different themes, literary devices, and progression of the characters.
Throughout the novel Piggy was known for his intelligence and civilized
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community, or Ralph vs. Jack and the hunters. All throughout the novel, Jack has defied Ralph at just about everything such as maintaining the signal fire, whether building shelters is more important than hunting, and who the real chief is on the island. Golding depicts this in chapter 3, “‘You remember the meeting? How everyone was going to work hard until the shelters were finished?’ ‘Except me and my hunters-?’ Jack flushed. ‘We want meat.’ ‘Well, we haven’t got any yet.” (50-51). This is just one of many occurrences that they have been against each other on something. Jack and his hunters are more about having “fun” on the island, on the other hand Ralph is determined to be rescued and get back to the rest of civilization. The author reveals this in the following statement “There was a self-conscious giggling among the hunters. Ralph turned on them passionately. ‘You hunters! You can laugh! But I tell the smoke is more important than the pig, however often you kill one. Do you all see… We’ve got to make smoke up there-or die’”(81). The hunters are not taking Ralph seriously and not listening to what he has to say but, he knows the only way they will get off that island is the signal fire. The hunters and Ralph are two completely different things, Ralph is mature and willing to do what it takes to be rescued while on the other hand, the hunters are immature and have accepted their new savage…show more content…
Golding has used many different literary devices, showed progression of characters and incorporated different themes to give his writing a whole new and deeper meaning to it. By incorporating new themes into the novel, Golding was able to influence readers to use their imagination and think beyond the text as well as connect his readers to real world experiences to his writings. Golding has become one of the most influential writers of his time and has been ranked one of the top 50 British writers since 1945. Golding is most well known for his novel, Lord of the Flies and was later awarded a Nobel Prize in
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