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Critical Analysis on The Lord of the Flies

Style is a writer's characteristic way of writing his or her choice of words, sentence structure, and use of imagery and figurative language. For example, one writer might coin new words, write in long rhythmic sentences and create striking images and metaphors. Another writer may use sentences that are very straight forward and very precise in diction. Still others may create episodes that are so poignant that a reader hasdifficulty putting them from his mind. One such scene is created by William Golding in "Lord of the Flies", shows how the boys have changes from being "civilized" to being "savages".
This particular scene is near the end of the novel, where Golding is describing the condition that Ralph is in. All of Ralph's friends has been killed or has went on Jack's side, and now Ralph is fleeing for his life. After Sam and Eric told Ralph that the boys planned to hunt him down and kill him in the morning, Ralph gets in a covert and sleeps there. The next morning, Ralph is awakened by a distance noise of someone coming and was yelling. "It was a violation over the seashore and now the next savage answered and the next". Ralph made a big mistake, the night before this "hunt" started, Ralph had told Sam and Eric where he was going to hide when the boys came looking for him. Ralph thought he could trust Sam and Eric; however, Sam and Eric had been turned into savages and they told Jack where he was hiding. However, the location in which Ralph was hiding was to thick for them to get through. Here Ralph is thing to himself, "But what could they do? It would take them a week to break a path through the thicket, and anyone who wormed his way in would be helpless." The only way Jack manages to get him out is to light a brush on fire. When Ralph notices the brushes on fire he darts out of the brush and takes off across the island. Frantic of what to do, Ralph …

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