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Explain How you Responded to the End of the Story, 'Lord of the Flies'.

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English Coursework Explain How you Responded to the End of the Story, 'Lord of the Flies'. I am going to explain how I responded to the end of the story, 'Lord of the Flies'. When Golding wrote, 'Lord of the Flies' his views on the world were not very good. When he came out of the Second World War he said that much of what he saw could not be accounted for "except on the basis of original evil". What he means is the evil that is already within all human beings. During the ending, Ralph is being hunted down by Jack and the rest of the savages. In this part you seem to be in the mind of Ralph where you learn and understand what he is going through. You can see that Ralph is rushed for time and cannot think because he knows that at any moment on of the hunters could spot him, "If only one had time to think". ...read more.


For example, Ralph says in the first chapter "No grown-ups", which he thinks is a good thing. As the novel goes on things start to break down. The rule of the conch begins to be ignored; acts of destruction are being seen and two sides form. Jack's side whom just want to hunt for meat and play games "we want meat". Then there's Ralph's side that are making shelters and are trying to find a way off the Island "If it rains like when we dropped in we'll need shelters". One of the ways they tried to get off the Island was by using a fire to create smoke on the top of the mountain. They started it by using Piggy's glasses, " His specs-use them as burning glasses". Later the Islands conditions deteriorated even more by the death's of Simon and then Piggy. At this stage Ralph only has Samneric to turn to. ...read more.


The ending of 'Lord of the Flies' is quite abrupt. At one point Ralph is running in a mad rush. Then he seen the Naval Officer and everything calmed down and didn't seem as bad. The Officer seems to represent sanity and brings the children back to civilisation. After this they were taken off the Island. The Officer said, "We'll take you off". I think this ending is quite good therefore because it shows that among all of the violence in this microcosm, it is just the same in the real world, just on a smaller scale. When the Officer rescues them it shows hope for the World. So after reading the end 'Lord of the Flies'; linking it to the atmosphere at the start of the story and how Ralph managed to get out of it. I have realised that the ending of the novel is good and true to real life. At the time it was written and now. ...read more.

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