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In order to make the reader involved with Lord Of The Flies, William Golding must first create interesting characters, who should be as original as possible to give the novel its own fascinating twist.

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The Way in Which Golding Makes the Reader Interested in his Characters In order to make the reader involved with Lord Of The Flies, William Golding must first create interesting characters, who should be as original as possible to give the novel its own fascinating twist. The first and possibly most effective and noticeable method of enforcing the reader with an interest for his characters, is Golding's use of contrast between the main characters, Ralph and Piggy. In producing these contrasts Golding is also challenging the social stereotypes of his time. He has formed Ralph as, "a well brought up", respectable handsome, young boy who attends public school and articulates good English, his father is a commander in the Navy. From this information received via Ralph early on in the book, we unwittingly stereotype that Ralph, as he is wealthier than Piggy therefore should be politer, more courteous and far more considerate. However, Golding immediately corrects this, in order for the true tactless Ralph to be is revealed, luring the reader further into the depth complex of the boy's personalities that shall later determine their fate on the island. ...read more.

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Although the obvious facts show that Piggy should defiantly be in power, as soon as he is introduced to the story he is dismissed of importance, because of his upbringing, appearance and use of vocabulary, by the use of Piggy not being important enough to have an actual first name, but instead a hurtful nickname started by Ralph. Ralph automatically sees himself as being more important than piggy which is shown in the story by Ralph ordering piggy and also mocking him, "Get my clothes, muttered Ralph, Along there." Golding also provided contrasts soon after between Ralph and Jack, both of whom wanted the same goal, leadership, with very different aims. In making the first characters introduced to the story very different from each other in every feasible manner William Golding has already made the reader more interested because of the natural curiosity the reader would have about how two completely different people with different ideas could survive in a less than ordinary society. Another method of making the characters more interesting used by Golding is creating them with different accents and appearances, for example Piggy occasionally mispronounces words. ...read more.

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He was a boy of perhaps six years, sturdy and fair, his clothes ton, his face covered with a sticky mess of fruit. His trousers had been lowered for an obvious purpose and had only been pulled back half-way". He forms characters that are different and in groups, for example the tribe like choir group, by later splitting the characters up to create conflict. He manages to craft two identical twin characters into on, to show that they do everything together and are like one person, by the use of referring to Sam and Eric as Samanderic, ideas like this are effective, original and defiantly stay in ones mind. Golding uses many techniques to make the observer interested in his characters so that the plot can be is more interesting, and even effectivly complicated. He keeps the reader constantly on guard, as he is always crafting new, "twists", and complications into the story. Golding's characters appear both complete and yet with a hint of mystery, as the reader is always," in the dark", about how they will react next. Emily Poole 10s Tuesday 29th October 2002 ...read more.

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