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How do the descriptions of the characters and the island create a

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Introduction

How do the descriptions of the characters and the island create a sense of foreboding in chapter one of Lord of the Flies? Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, is a novel that begins with a large number of boys stranded on a desert island. They were being evacuated from Britain and their plane crashed. The first two characters introduced are Ralph, an athletic boy, and "Piggy", a fat boy with glasses. The descriptions of these two characters suggest to us that Piggy might get left behind or he might not get enough food to stay alive as he would usually eat a lot more than he would in the jungle. ...read more.

Middle

When the children all gather round Ralph and Piggy at the lagoon, a boy named Jack Merridew stood up. He was the leader of the choir boys and is described as a tall, thin bony boy with red hair beneath a black cap. His face was crumpled and freckled, and ugly without silliness. Out of is face stared two light blue eyes, frustrated now, and turning, or ready to turn to anger. This description gives a sense of eeriness to the character Jack as he might turn against the other boys and have the choir on his side. When the boys all decided to have names, "Kids' names," said Merridew, "Why should I be jack? ...read more.

Conclusion

The rock was as large as a small motor car," and that something bad might happen there. Whilst the three boys, Jack, Ralph and Simon, where exploring the island, they came across a small piglet caught in some creepers in the jungle. Jack immediately took out his knife and went towards the pig. He lifted his knife but before he could kill the piglet, it escaped and ran away. This tells us that Jack has a knife and he is willing to use it to get what he wants, even though he didn't kill the piglet, it doesn't mean he won't not use it. This gives a sense of foreboding in the book as well. My conclusion is that the rest of the book will build up to something really bad and dangerous that might get someone killed. Ashley Morris 22/9/06 ?? ?? ?? ?? 2 ...read more.

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