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Lord of the Flies Chapter Nine A View to a Death By William Golding

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´╗┐Mihalchiuk Anastasia, 1ba Lord of the Flies Chapter Nine A View to a Death By William Golding Analysis ?Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood!? (Chapter 9) Sir William Gerald Golding (1911 ?1993) was a British novelist, poet, playwright and a Nobel Prize Winner for Literature, best known for his novel Lord of the Flies. He was also awarded the Booker Prize for literature in 1980 for his novel Rites of Passage, the first book of the trilogy To the Ends of the Earth. In 1988 W. Golding was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. W. Golding was a master of allegorical fiction. There was no distinct thread between his novels, unless it was a fundamental pessimism about humanity. The subject matter and his technique vary, except the fact that his novels were often set in closed communities such as islands, villages, monasteries or ships at sea. Jack and Ralph were opponents. Jack wanted other ?littluns? and ?biguns? join his tribe, where they doubtless would get life essentials such as protection from the beast, food and fun. The boys favoured Jack and finally chose him as their leader and that wasn?t really strange. ...read more.


The word ?violence? was of ill omen that made a reader become alert in expectation of a calamity. Then the rising action started. It included several stages. The first one was presented by the dialogue between Ralph and Jack. Then the second stage went, where boy?s wild dances and songs were described. The song ?Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood!? was one of symbols of their transformation from civilized people to savages. And the sudden appearance of ?the beast? which ?was like a pain? revealed the third stage of the rising action. The climax begun with the phrase ?Do him in!? They wanted the bloodshed so much that they forgot about everything and even weren?t able now to tell the beast from a human. They did everything quickly and unhesitatingly. This we could see in the sentence ?At once the crowd surged after it, poured down the rock, leapt on to the beast, screamed, struck, bit, tore.? All the verbs were joined asyndetically that expressed the speed of action. To my mind in this very extract there was no falling action. ...read more.


Jack was Ralph?s antagonist in the novel. He represented the savagery and the desire the power. He was a good politician and a real rule breaker. Jack wore a mask and ?power lay in the brown swell of his forearms?. He ignored democracy using fear to rule the island. He domineered over other boys forcing them to join his tribe without ?calling an assembly? as Ralph did. (?Who will join my tribe??) Jack knew how to keep the unity and always thought two steps ahead. When a rough storm started and ?a wave of restlessness set the boys swaying and moving aimlessly?, Jack ordered them to dance and sing, eo ipso he gave them protection, confidence and hope. This character represented the dark side of human nature and proved how drastically people change when they are tested. Jack is also a static character. In this very extract he didn?t face any conflict. In conclusion, 'Lord of the Flies' was a classic book that even without the allegory would be fun to read. The Beast was the irrational fear of the boys portrayed in several physical forms throughout the novel.. Overall, Golding painted a broader canvas of the primary human struggle between the instinct to be obedient, morale and lawful and the instinct to overpower others and be selfish, disrespectful, immoral, and violent. ...read more.

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