Lord Of the Flies Mood and Atmosphere concern
With close recommendation to the extract, demonstrate how William Golding produces mood and environment here. (10) In this extract, we discover that it is the ending occasions of the novel. So, we can determine that all chaos and harmful events have happened; as a result, their impacts upon the characters have taken their toll. In the opening lines of the extract, Golding (immediately) creates a sombre state of mind towards Ralph, when the officer said ‘How many of you are there’ and Ralph reacted by shaking ‘his head.’ What this reveals is that Ralph is clearly astonished and mesmerized– as if he had a flashback- by all the isfortune that happened on the island. He does not respond verbally, however, by the lack of this, Golding develops an extra perturbing mood in between Ralph and the reader; which in turn develops a sorrowful environment. This atmosphere is prolonged through when we see the description on the look of Ralph. When inquired about authority, Ralph says that he supervises, ‘I am,’ however after this; a sense of visual cleansing result emerges. Simply put, as a reader, it is like the wool has been taken away from Ralph’s eyes, as he realises who he really is, ‘A little young boy,’ with a ‘black cap’ and ‘red hair. Next we see that the mood modifications into a sorry one when in this area; Ralph might have been reminded of the withdrawal of an adult figure. Yet, when advised of piggy through the ‘spectacles’ he ‘altered his mind’ and ‘stalled.’ What I presume from this is that Ralph is advised from the rational and parent like figure of Piggy: which in turn develops a despairing atmosphere. This atmosphere is kept throughout the extract. We see next that the officer is rather disappointed as a group of ‘British Boys’ would have put on a ‘better show.’ This disappointed state of mind, developed by Golding, is inserted to show the escalation of iolence and modification that has actually commenced on the island. Also, the elimination of law and justice in which the British are popularised to support. Ralph himself realises this and through his reaction, we see his how this was to be, but later on, this ‘British society’ had actually fallen out of hand. ‘It resembled that initially,’ ‘we were together then.’ Golding programs this dissatisfied environment through Ralph’s unfinished sentences. In the last two paragraphs, realisation, of their environments, in between all the characters have actually been differentiated. This environment is viewed as the island was once a ‘strange glamour,’ ow its ‘scorched up.’ Additionally, with the deaths of Simon, and ‘jack had …’ killed Piggy, tears and sobbing took them all. In this, we see that there are contrasts to the father and kid theme. We see this by the words ‘unclean body’ and ‘unwiped nose’ which can relate to childish features. As an outcome, this produces a wholehearted mood towards the characters. In the ending, we see that the officer takes a look at the trim cruiser in the distance. Why Golding created this is potentially (in my speculation) as a new leaf/page, a sign for freedom, in turn, creates a favorable environment.