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Explain how Golding describes the setting of the novel in chapters 1 and 2 of 'The Lord of The Flies'

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Explain how Golding describes the setting of the novel in chapters 1 and 2 of 'The Lord of The Flies' Golding has a style of contrasting the good things and the bad things about the island in 'The Lord of The Flies'. The author also describes the setting by using imagery extensively. The author develops a positive ambience of an uninhabited island by giving the island features that the reader knows are more positive than negative. An example of this is when the author describes a cirque on page 25. The author describes the boys position using: "They were on the lip of a cirque". The use of personification makes the reader identify that the island is more like a person and not an evil thing. ...read more.

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The words also come in chronological order. For example something cannot be spilled before it is filled. This gives the reader a sense of natural series of events, the feeling as if everything is occurring the correct order and therefore the island is normal and passive. However, if the author had mixed the words in the incorrect order then the reader might have felt a bit confused and wondered about the safety of the island. In contrast, the author describes the island as the children's worst enemy. On page 4 the author uses negative words to describe the setting. Golding uses the words; "Coarse", "Torn", "Upheavals", "Fallen", "Scattered" and "Decaying" to describe the shore and its contents. ...read more.

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Eventually everything on the island dies, the island dies from the uncontrollable fire, the pigs die from hunting by the boys, and Piggy dies from hunting by the boys. This suggests that the boys are they're own worst enemy. William Golding describes the setting in two contrasting ways. I think when the author describes the island through the eyes of the children a more positive ambience of the island is created because the children are unaware of how bad their situation is and how bad the island is. However, when the author is explaining the setting he zooms into small, yet significant, details and items that lead the reader to understand that the boys are stuck a deadly island and that they will not be leaving for a while. ?? ?? ?? ?? Oliver Miocic 11 MW ...read more.

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