The Major Effect Of Literary Devices In Lord Of The Flies By William Golding
“God is a novelist. He uses all sorts of literary devices: alliteration, assonance, rhyme, synecdoche, onomatopoeia.” ( Lauren F. Winner ) as did William Golding with maximum effectiveness in his classic novel Lord of The Flies . Golding exhibited symbolism effectively with the use of the society of the boys and relating that to the real world and again when he relates savagery and inner demons to ‘the beast’. Golding displayed a vibrant use of imagery when, Samneric mistook the dead parachutist for the beast and as well when Ralph and Jack reached the top of the mountain and also mistook the parachutist for the beast. Lastly, Golding productively demonstrated the literary device of personification with …show more content…
Many items in the novel symbolize either real life objects or situations going on in the book with the group of schoolboys. A primary example of that is the symbol of the boys society related to that of the real world. That being said, the Conch is a great demonstration. It symbolises order and civilisation. As we saw near the beginning of the book, as Ralph blows into the conch, it introduces order to all the kids. “They obeyed the summons of the Conch, partly because Ralph blew it, and he was big enough to be a link with the adult world of authority….” (Golding, 59) At this point in the novel, it displays the power the Conch has over all the kids of the island and how who ever holds the conch has the power to say what they want, like democracy in the real world. Who ever is the leader, which is Stephen Harper for us in Canada, has the power to say what ever powerful thing he wants when he wants to because he is the leader of our democratic country.
Additionally, the beast is a symbol used in the book by Golding, demonstrating to the reader inner demons and savagery, it represents the monster inside of everybody. Simon is the only boy to figure this out when he has an altercation with …show more content…
Golding imitates the characters surroundings with life like qualities to make up for the boys lacking complexity themselves. As a result, Golding depicts the weaknesses of our civilization with the simplicity of the young boys. With the exceptional use of personification, the story is that more captivating to the reader making them make connections to characters and the setting as it acts with the characters giving more character to some of the boys without even needing to mention even a name that
Golding may be perceiving to give more character to.
If it were not for the use of the three literary devices of symbolism, imagery and personification, anybody reading the book would have struggled to make connections to real life events and to themselves. It would have been a quest to imagine themselves actually partaking in any of the boys thoughts and actions, as well The Lord Of