Lord of the Flies - How Golding Presents Death

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In Lord of the Flies, Golding presents death as change in every area and character associated in the novel. At first glimpse we read the stories of innocent young boys who have all unfortunately landed on this island that is so much as unconnected from the world and lives that the characters have come from. The change is imminent as chapters progress, especially as Golding introduces the at first, suspected "beast"

The first chance Jacks savages have to objectify their evil into "the beast" is taken without thought. They crowd him and beat him to death without even realising what they were doing and who they were doing it to. The change of these boys therefore speaks for itself as no one even had the morale or dignity to check if this actually was the "beast" which in the end turned out not to be the "beast" but Simon. Simon wanted the right to be different however Jack and his army don't do 'different' as we read with the constant slating and making fun of Piggy due to his disabilities and differences between them and him. Simons death is the climax of the boys change for the worst, savagery. Golding accompanies this savagery and happenings with a storm. The storm appears before this climax of savagery "there is a flash of lightening and a roll of thunder" Golding is showing us that something bad is about to happen, after this phrase Jack starts up the Frenzied tribal dance, however this dance involved all the boys including the more sensible portrayed boys in the novel i.e. Piggy, Ralph, Eric and Sam. Golding is showing us there is inner evil inside everyone waiting to be unleashed. However these four boys were ashamed of the happenings and couldn't not come to terms with what they had done but Jack and his hunters were pushed even further into the world of a savage after the death and could not care less "jack refuses to even think about simon."

When Golding presented Piggy's death it was not as much as a shock as Simons. Due to the relation between...
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