• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Lord of the Flies - Alternative ending for the book to replace chapter 12.

Extracts from this document...


Lord of the Flies Alternative ending for the book to replace chapter 12. Ralph, half staggering, half crawling like a wounded dog, looked up into the sky for a resolution, a sign of hope. But it did not give any. The sounds of the enemy were growing closer, and Ralph's situation was becoming more urgent by the second. He had two choices: to carry on making his way towards the reef, and hope that his luck would turn and a ship would pass his way, or to go up the mountain, into the beast's realm, yet where the savages wouldn't dare look. He chose the latter. A sudden tribal cry brought him back to earth, and triggered an adrenaline rush. With forgotten energy, he leaped through the foliage into the depths of the jungle. When he awoke, sometime later, it was twilight, and the air was snappy and fresh. The sun above him was slowly bleeding away into the horizon. It was this image that brought him back to his aching body, and the chill realisation of his dire circumstances. ...read more.


"Hullo Ralph," Simon said. "I'm sssory Simon...We didn't mean to..." He trailed off, weeping in terrible memory. "It's aright. I suppose it was meant to happen. Anyway, I feel a lot better now. I am free of my pain and my sorrow. But don't let them kill you Ralph. Don't let me have died in vain..." Simon said. "I wont Simon, I wont." Ralph said, almost in a whisper. He was in an emotional wreck now. His limbs were weak and lifeless. His hair was blackened with grime and blood. His eyes were glazed over, and looked like that of a corpse. His tears could no longer fall down their well-traced path, as he simply had no more. The unmistakable sounds of morning were coming to Ralph's ears. The twittering of the birds, the sound of the wind blowing through the trees, and the crash of the full tide against the rocks. However, this did nothing to improve Ralph's mental condition. On the contrary, it reminded him yet again of his hopeless state. ...read more.


And before Ralph's terrified eyes, the body of the solider started rotting. The flesh was falling away from the bone. His skin was bubbling and turning brown. Flies were appearing out of nowhere, making a deafening noise with their buzzing. And the body was giving off a horrendous stink, that made even Ralph's parched eyes water. "The beast," Ralph murmured. "Yes. The beast. See what I have become? But don't look so disgusted young man. Your fate will be the same as mine. The boat has left without you my son. You are now doomed to a life of death..." the beast whispered. Ralph ran as he had never done in his life. Through the brambles, vines and bushes, past the rocks and on to the beach. He squinted into the horizon. He could make out a blob, like a white blemish on a painting, far out to sea. "Come back!" he cried hysterically. And with the last breath of his lungs he shouted "Don't leave me!" With that, he fell face down in the sand. His heart gave its last beat, and the pain ebbed away. Simon was right. Death didn't hurt. Well not as much as living anyway. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE William Golding section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE William Golding essays

  1. To what extent is Lord of the flies a pessimistic book?

    bigger one in the outside world, in which some of them may be killed. We also wonder as the captain saves the boys, who will save the captain from the war? This seems like a hopeless situation, and makes the reader feel hopeless too.

  2. Lord Of The Flies - Alternative Ending

    Over an hour passed, before Ralph saw a place to can access to the tribe without being seen; almost vertically up the steepest side of the cliff. Using his spear as a leverage tool, Ralph silently eased himself up the edge of the cliff.

  1. Lord of the Flies - An Alternative Ending

    "No!" Ralph cried! The conscience retorted, "What happened if you were bullied by a boy? Would you go confront the boy, or run away like a coward?" "This is different! These are boys, humans, like me!" yelped Ralph. "Just do it. Get it over with." The conscience insisted. Ralph considered, "5 minutes only."

  2. Lord of the Flies, An Alternative Ending.

    It was a situation no young man should ever have to face, where only one would survive. This was going to be no scuffle in the playground, this was much more, this was life or death.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work