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Lord of the Flies Setting

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Bader al Issaei January 24, 13 Lord of the Flies The author Sir William Golding created the story Lord of the Flies. This author uses the setting to establish the primary theme of the story. The setting did really produce the style of the story and without it Piggy could have lived.

Without this setting the whole story could have altered since it story can be in a camp or in London and even their nation. Then the entire story in that case will change.

To contribute to that, there may not be an issue or a lord of the flies. There were a lot of settings he could have picked however he only selected one, which is the island. He chose where to put the conch and he chose to put a castle rock, and he likewise chose where to put lord of the flies and what the weather condition will be. The author of this story developed many ways for using the setting, one basic method is the geography of the island, he selected the island, witch I do not believe is a genuine island in the Pacific Ocean I think he developed it, and this island changed the humanity of the boys.

In the beginning of the story we are presented to the climbers, while Piggy was following Ralph we learnt that Piggy has asthma. Ralph goes to the beach and finds a bathing swimming pool. So like a typical boy he jumps in the bathing pool however Piggy can’t swim due to the fact that of the asthma he has. Piggy evaluates the water, and it was warm. Then we find out that Ralph can swim since his father is a commander in the navy and he taught him. Piggy’s mother and father are dead and he deals with his aunt.

Then, Ralph discovered a conch and blew it to call the others so he was voted as chief, he told the others if they wish to talk they need to hold the conch. Now the conch ended up being an essential symbol in the story and it represents order. In the end of the very first chapter Ralph, Jack and Simon discover that it is an island which there are pigs. Ralph wished to make a fire however the very first one was not under control and burned a big part of the island. The second fire was the signal fire and it was on top of the mountain so it remains in the center of the island.

Now the fire signifies the rescue. William Golding selected an atomic war and above these boys in the evening there was an aircraft battle, in the meantime the twins where taking watch of the fire. Suddenly a dead Pilate was ejected from the plane and the twins thought that it was the monster. Jack, Ralph and the hunters visited the beast and found the castle rock. It is the place that represents savagery and the location where they killed Piggy, also known in the unfriendly part of the island. When Ralph, Jack and Roger saw the beast in the evening they ran letting others think in the monster.

Castle rock is now the location for the hunters and littluns and their chief is Jack. Without the Pigs there will not be any hunter and it would be more tranquil, they might have just eaten fruit. The castle rock is a very rocky location with a lot of sunlight and heat, and that is not an ideal place to live in. It is the opposite from Simon’s nature location even the author said “Flower and fruit grew together on the same tree and everywhere was an aroma of ripeness and booming of a million bees at pasture. Page 61, W. Golding. The writer cut the island into two sides, an unfriendly side and the friendly side. For instance when Simon dies the writer says: “The water rose even more and dressed Simon’s coarse hair with brightness” Page 180W. Golding. He said this since he passed away in the friendly side. Piggy, in the other hand, died in the unfriendly side of the island, the writer stated: “the rock stuck Piggy a glancing blow from chin to knee; the conch blew up into a thousand white pieces”. Page 212 W.

Golding, so that didn’t seam as a fun sight. You can find the distinction now with the two locations. To add to that, Ralph was rescued when he pertained to the friendly side. William Golding added to the geography of the island a thicket beside the castle rock, and it was not put by mishap, he did it so that Ralph would hide in it, however since it was in the unfriendly side Jack burned the whole island to get him out, he did and after that got rescued. If you notice there are just one beach and the rest are cliffs.

I believe that the beach symbolizes something, which is the tribe’s house. They even have shelters in there and a bathing swimming pool right next to the platform. Likewise, the author putted the Lord of the Flies beside Simon’s mat as borders of the friendly side and the hostile. That is why Simon was confident when he increased to the mountain likewise he could have left the parachutist on top of the mountain as an evidence that there is no monster. Sir William Golding is a smart writer because he has made a map in his head that actually responded to the entire story.

This story mainly speaks about the darkness inside the human beings and how a war can occur, more over how the civilization might have begun. The island took away all the humanity in them forcing them to imitate savages. The whole island might have won the war yet nobody did; even the leaders of these 2 tribes still dislike each othe r. The individual who created this map desired that war to take place and wanted Ralph to endure. God developed the Earth’s map and I am sure he produced it for a factor. Word count: 1,010 words

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