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What was to be done then? to The cries were far now, and faint.Chapter 12 Page 241 - 242 William Golding's choice of language in this extract sets the scene on the island

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English Homework What was to be done then? to The cries were far now, and faint. Chapter 12 Page 241 - 242 William Golding's choice of language in this extract sets the scene on the island. He uses simple words such as 'leaped' and 'dashed' to show the swift movements of Ralph, which also create the dramatic action. They show the distress Ralph is in whilst he is on the run from Jack's savages and his desperation to survive. Simple phrases such as 'shied like a horse' at the sound of 'shrills' also dramatise upon the action. These show how frightened and nervous Ralph has become, as horses usually are frightened and terrified of most things (i.e. ...read more.

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It creates the image of WWII and the Jews on the run from the Nazi's trying to hide away and not be caught. Linked to the story it shows the Ralph is like a Jew on the run from Jack's tribe (Nazi army) and how he is an outcast. The sentence structure is quite different throughout, as some sentences are short, whilst others long. The shorter sentences build upon the dramatic action as it shows very fast action taking place. For example when Ralph is on the run the sentences are very short, too signify fast action 'He flung himself down by some ferns' and when Ralph is thinking to himself the sentences are very long possibly to signify the chains of thoughts Ralph has on avoiding death 'There was no Piggy to talk sense. ...read more.

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Another example of imagery is when it says 'bars and splashes of sunlight flitted over him and sweat made glistening streaks on his dirty body' This creates the image of the intense sunlight reflecting off him because off the 'sweat' and also give the impression he has been on the run for some time hence 'dirty body' The language that he uses also emphasises upon the dramatic action as he uses short, snappy phrases that gets the reader gripped and immediately aware of the situation 'shrill and inevitable, was the ululation sweeping across the island' Overall William Golding uses a combination of effective techniques to make his novel more of a success. The effect of imagery makes the novel more exciting and the short phrases he uses also emphasises upon the dramatic action he had planned for his novel to have. ...read more.

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