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Golding's Style develops his Social Allegory Chapters 8 and 11. Sophie Bolin, Rachel Estrada, Avery Gonalez Mrs. Thibodeaux English I 1 December 2011. Chapter 8    

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Golding's Style develops his Social AllegoryChapters 8 and 11

Sophie Bolin, Rachel Estrada, Avery Gonalez

Mrs. Thibodeaux

English I

1 December 2011

Chapter 8    

After hunting down the beast, Jack announces that it does exist. Jack claims that Ralph is a coward and should not be chief. None of the boys agree and he storms off to create his own tribe. Ralph becomes discouraged and Piggy cheers him up. Other boys join Jack's tribe and they go on a hunt and catch a pig. They stick the pig's head on a stick and leave it for the beast. Simon slips away from the camp and discovers the head, which proceeds to speak to him and claims to be the "Lord of the Flies". SImon faints.

Chapter 11

Ralph is trying to start the fire without Piggy's glasses. All of the boys in his tribe realize it's hopeless so they charge over to Jack's tribe. When Jack sees Ralph, they begin to argue. Piggy then tries to intervene. Roger shoves a boulder in Piggy's direction, killing him and crushing the conch shell. Ralph runs into the jungle. Jack tortures Sam and Eric, forcing them to join his tribe. 



"Truculently they squared up to each other but kept just out of fighting distance." (Golding 177)

 Here Golding is describing Ralph and Jack before they begin to fight.The use of the word "truculently" describes the boys fierce and brutal attitude towards each other.


"Jack's voice went up, tremulous yet determined, pushing against the uncooperative silence." (Golding 126)

    - Golding used the words tremulous yet determined to describe Jack's voice to show his emotions. And the "uncooperative silence" expresses the unwillingness to listen on the part of the audience. 

Use of Unique Word Choice


Piggy's glasses

Piggy is the smartest boy in the group and his glasses represent the power of science and intellectualattempt in society.

The Signal Fire

The signal fire represents the boy's wanting to be rescued and brought back to civilization



"There isn't anyone to help you. Only me. And I'm the Beast... Fancy thinking that the Beast was something you could hunt and kill! You knew, didn't you? I'm apart of you? Close, close, close! I'm the reason why it's no go? Why are the things the way they are?"

The Lord of the Flies says this to Simon during his vision. these words confirm Simon's thought in chapter 5 that the beast is only in themselves. this also shows Goulding wanted you to think about inner savagery

Use of Unique Word Choice

Style of Characterization

Golding uses dialog to develop characters...

"You pinched Piggy's specs," said Ralph, breathlessly. "You've got to give them back."

"Got to? Who says?" 


"I say! You voted me for chief..." (Golding 176)

  • Here Ralph shows that he has matured because he decides that he needs to get Piggy's glasses back from Jack. He tries to handle the situation in a responsible manner.

  • In life, there are people who don't want to respect authority just like Jack chose not to. 

Golding uses character action to develop characters...

  • " 'I'm going off by myself. He can catch his own pigs. Anyone who wants to hunt when i do can come too.' "(Golding 127) 

         Here Jack is arguing with Ralph and Jack's decision to go                               start his own tribe shows how he that he is only focused on                 hunting. He is being immature and selfish.

    - "Roger, with a sense of delirious abandonment,leaned all his weight on the lever...the rock struck Piggy... the body of Piggy was gone."

    Roger pushes the rock and kills Piggy, which shows how savage the boys had become; how selfish, inhumane, and unloving Roger really was. 

"I got the conch. I'm going to that Jack Merridew an' tell him, I am." (Golding 171) 

    Piggy is tired of Jack            bullying them aroung so he     finally decides that he is        going to step up and tell        him something.

Golding uses direct characterization to develop his characters...

Golding uses 3 plot devices to develop his allegory


In chapter 8 when Simon has a conversation with the Lord of the Flies it foreshadows his violent death.

Internal Conflict:

In chapter 8 the Lord of the flies tells Simon "Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill!" Golding is talking about the beast inside of us and the internal conflict humans face with the evil that lives inside of everyone.

External Conflict: 

In chapter 11, when Jack and Ralph brawl this leads to piggy's death, Sam and Eric's capture by Jack's tribe and eventually their rescue because in chapter 12 Ralph runs onto the beach trying to escape the consequences of fighting with jack and runs into the naval officer.

Jack and Ralph had continually had differences in opinions and this had foreshadowed that they would eventually split which did eventually happen.



  -Piggy is the archetype of a wimpy, dorky kid that all the other kids make fun of.

- Simon is the archetype of the kid who tries to make peace.

- Ralph is the archetype of a leader, and someone who seeks good.

-Jack is the archetype for troublemakers, and people who only think of themselves. He also tried to rise above the power of others and was rebellious.


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