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Word Choice in "Lord of the Flies"

Summary: William Golding's word choice and symbolism reflect a a pessimistic view of nature in the classic novel, "Lord of the Flies."
Lord of the Flies is a very interesting and suspenseful novel, written by William Golding, about a group of boys who are starnded on an island and turned against each other. Arguments and hatred arose among them and disputes altered to violence. After reading this novel, the reader discovers a very dark and pessimistic view of human nature. These bleak and violent views are seen through many techniques including the imagery, diction and setting that the author uses in the novel.

Throughout the novel the author shows many signs of negative imagery. A great example of Golding's pessimistic imagery is seen through his description of the setting:

"The dark sky was shattered by a blue-white scar. An instant later the noise was on them like the blow of a gigantic whip." (Golding, p.152) This scene gives the reader a good image of how...

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