Simon says, “(M)aybe there is a beast….maybe it’s only us” (p110). How does Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies develop this idea?
The beauty of literature is becoming lost in our modern world, through film and television. It is not until we stop to wonder, stop to allow ourselves to truly appreciate the beauty of the written word that we can sincerely value to artistry of authors. The beauty of artistry as seen through literature is a gift to all those who read. It allows us to be anywhere and open up a window and allow our minds to escape from our everyday lives into another world, where villains and monsters and damsels in distress really do exist; where our imagination can too exist and be set free. Really in essence, the author can create movies inside our minds, whether these movies are horror, thriller, fantasy or feel-good they are all beautiful in the way the images are formed through the author’s extensive use of language.
There are so many novels I could have chosen to demonstrate what magic a piece of literature can evoke in our minds and emotions, I decided on the Lord of the flies because the diverse use of the English language is pure artistry
William Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies is definitely a piece of literary art. The novel does not just simply tell us about man’s savage instincts but shows us. It is through the beautiful and contrasting use of language and the imagery created through Golding’s telling of the story, that we are able to take a journey into the depths of William Golding’s mind. Although at times Lord of the Flies is quite confronting to read due to the use of descriptive language used to create and set the sometimes violent and depressing scenes it is definitely a journey worth travelling…
A plane full of school boys escaping a violent war is shot down, landing on a deserted tropical island, that seems to be a perfect escape, perhaps even a utopia. Piggy and Ralph discover a conch shell