No Mercy In Lord Of The Flies

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In the last chapter of Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, the boys learn the true meaning of no mercy and see their chaotic world collide with the reality of civilization. Golding brings the two worlds together and produces a satisfying shift in mood as the boys realize what has come of them. The war suddenly stops, and conflicts emerge that had been avoided while others are resolved. Golding finishes the book with the future of the boys unwritten. William Golding develops a satisfying conclusion to his novel Lord of the Flies by altering his intonation, introducing emotional appeal, bringing an authoritative figure into the scene, and leaving the story open-ended while leaving several conflicts unresolved. WiIlliam Golding’s intonation …show more content…
upon their arrival the boys try to make a civilized, utopian society, but their civilized behaviors continuously decline and end in the final chapters when their unity shatters to pieces. To begin, the boys slowly lost grasp of any feelings or emotions they had when they first landed on the island. They were all rather belligerent and showed no mercy to all of their “enemies” once the end of the book came around. They rarely thought any plan out thoroughly and mainly ran on pure adrenaline. The boys were wild and didn’t think of the consequences of their actions at the time of their occurrence. Golding introduced emotion for the first time in awhile when the sailor arrived on the island. The boys were experiencing true human emotions such as sadness, embarrassment, shame, and regret. Once their minds caught up with them, they all began crying. The tears could have been of happiness, sadness, praise, or relief. Embarrassment prevailed when they realized the states of their cleanliness and destructive actions. Shame roots from the deaths or murders of their companions and their failure to create a functioning society. Finally, it seems they filled with regret. They regretted what had become of them with the deaths of their friends and the all-out war. This new emotional appeal, following the battle brought about this boys’ more vulnerable sides which was a key component to Golding’s pleasurable

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