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How is an Atmosphere of Fear and Evil Created in the Chapter ‘Castle Rock’?
The infamous ‘Lord of the Flies’ chapter ‘Castle Rock’:
By the time you reach the chapter “Castle Rock”, the children’s behaviour is deteriorating, as they turn into savages, and start attacking and stealing from each other to survive in the ghastly wilderness. It is here that they expect that nobody will travel to rescue and protect them from the malignity from the horrifying island.
The author tries to manipulate and influence the reader. He portrays an image that every inhabitant on the island has turned savage; however this is not the case. In fact ‘Piggy’ and Ralph are still sane, although it totally destroys Ralph’s heart, that Roger massacred ‘Piggy’ with the up-most aggression. Hence everybody chased him with repugnance to murder him with bullet sharp wooden spears. All of this puts the readers’ mind into overdrive, and makes the reader petrified. Cleverly by writing, ‘Ralph protested out of the heart of civilisation’
Makes the reader feel sorry for Ralph in his desperation, for all that he desires, which is peace. Moreover, the reader even feels a little guilty, due to the fact that the reader cannot do anything to help Ralph in his ventures.
The author says, ‘Awful things have been done on this island’.
This insinuates that mysterious and violent transpirences occur day and night. Some are noticed, and some are left overlooked, almost as if it is the norm, or because it is top secret never to be whispered to any other human soul. This makes most of the children want to use its unknown terror to cause chaos.
One example of language and punctuation used in the chapter ‘Castle Rock’ is devised to create an atmosphere of fear and evil is,
‘The shivering, silvery unreal laughter of the savages sprayed out and echoed away. A gust of rage shook Ralph!’
When the author says ‘unreal laughter’ it hints at something sinister and the fact that something evil is in the

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