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Lord of the Flies Setting


Lord of the Flies Setting

Bader al Issaei January 24, 13 Lord of the Flies The author Sir William Golding created the story Lord of the Flies. This author utilizes the setting to develop the primary style of the story. The setting did actually produce the style of the story and without it Piggy could have lived. Without this setting the whole story might have changed because it story can be in a camp or in London or even their country. Then the whole story because case will alter.

To add to that, there might not be an issue or a lord of the flies. There were a lot of settings he could have chosen but he only chose one, which is the island. He selected where to put the conch and he chose to put a castle rock, and he also picked where to put lord of the flies and what the weather condition will be. The author of this story created numerous ways for using the setting, one general way is the location of the island, he picked the island, witch I don’t think is a real island in the Pacific Ocean I believe he produced it, and this island changed the humankind of the boys.

In the beginning of the story we are presented to the climbers, while Piggy was following Ralph we found out that Piggy has asthma. Ralph goes to the beach and discovers a bathing swimming pool. So like a normal boy he leaps in the bathing swimming pool but Piggy can’t swim since of the asthma he has. Piggy checks the water, and it was warm. Then we find out that Ralph can swim because his daddy is a commander in the navy and he taught him. Piggy’s mother and father are dead and he lives with his auntie.

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 have to hold the conch. Now the conch ended up being a crucial symbol in the story and it represents order. In the end of the first chapter Ralph, Jack and Simon discover that it is an island and that there are pigs. Ralph wanted to make a fire but 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 at night there was an airplane fight, 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 went to see the beast and discovered the castle rock. It is the location that represents savagery and the place where they eliminated Piggy, likewise known in the unfriendly part of the island. When Ralph, Jack and Roger saw the beast during the night they ran letting others believe 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 could have simply consumed fruit. The castle rock is a really rocky place with a great deal of sunshine and heat, and that is not an ideal location to reside in. It is the opposite from Simon’s nature place even the author said “Flower and fruit grew together on the same tree and all over was a fragrance of ripeness and booming of a million bees at pasture. Page 61, W. Golding. The author cut the island into 2 sides, a hostile side and the friendly side. For example when Simon passes away the author says: “The water increased even more and dressed Simon’s coarse hair with brightness” Page 180W. Golding. He stated this due to the fact that he died in the friendly side. Piggy, in the other hand, died in the unfriendly side of the island, the author said: “the rock stuck Piggy a glancing blow from chin to knee; the conch took off into a thousand white pieces”. Page 212 W.

Golding, so that didn’t seam as an enjoyable sight. You can find the distinction now with the two places. To add to that, Ralph was saved when he concerned the friendly side. William Golding added to the location of the island a thicket next to the castle rock, and it was not put by mishap, he did it so that Ralph would conceal in it, however since it was in the hostile side Jack burned the whole island to get him out, he did and then got rescued. If you discover there are only one beach and the rest are cliffs.

I think that the beach represents something, which is the people’s house. They even have shelters in there and a bathing pool right beside the platform. Also, the writer 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 went up to the mountain likewise he might have left the parachutist on top of the mountain as a proof that there is no monster. Sir William Golding is a clever author because he has made a map in his head that truly responded to the entire story.

This story mainly speaks about the darkness inside the humans and how a war can occur, more over how the civilization might have started. The island took away all the humankind in them requiring them to imitate savages. The whole island might have won the war yet nobody did; even the leaders of these two people still hate each othe r. The person who produced this map wanted that war to occur and wanted Ralph to survive. God developed the Earth’s map and I make certain he produced it for a reason. Word count: 1,010 words

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