Lord of the Flies language analysis

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Alejandra Garza

Lord of the Flies

As we know Golding writes his novel by using imagery, symbolisms, allegories, and others by making the novel more persuasive, as if it was alive. He’s writing style is using simple language, but with a important subject matter, for example he tells a really simple story but at the end it has a lot of meaning and it lead us to a big idea.

Golding writes in a simple style, he’s language is not complicated and at the same time is not too informal, for example in this passage we could find some figures of speech like “I’ve been all over” (Page 105) that is a Hyperbole, “The lagoon had protected them from the pacific”(Page 105) which is Personification, “block large as a mill wheel” (Page 107) that is Simile.

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We have the rhetorical figures that are Ethos, Pathos and Logos, and we can find them in this passage, we have Logos that are the facts

Another rhetorical figure we can analyze is connotation, that is a feeling expressed by a word, in this case we have the word “beast”, that it represents the fear, the unknown, but the actual meaning of the “beast” that doesn’t exists is that is inside of all of us.

The tone that Golding uses in this passage is scary because they are in the search of the beast that for them ...

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