How Do You Think Golding Makes This Moment In The Novel So Frightening?

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In the book Lord Of The Flies by William Golding the boys that have been abandoned on an island have a fear that there is a beast on the island. Different characters take it differently, some are more frightened than others. Golding makes this part of the novel particularly frightening by building up tension on a trip out to try to decide conclusively whether the beast exists.

Golding sets the scene in the opening paragraph to the scene where they go to try to find the beast, he mentions the way in which the boys were standing. “crouched together” implies that the boys are bent down trying to not be seen by the beast, it gives a sense of danger, showing that the boys need to be careful ...view middle of the document...

Golding then shows one of the stronger characters scared which you would not expect from Jack as he is a character who is considered brave, up for killing pigs for meat. Golding mentions the phrase “Jack in the rear” so even the strongest character in the book is now frightened and is deciding to hang back and let the others see if there is a beast. Golding by using this when Jack is considered the strongest character of all of them in the book really does show how frightening this passage is.

Golding then describes the beast which the boys have come across as a “creature that bulged” this shows that the boys are not entirely sure what the object is. They have just seen the vague outline of something. But in the boys minds they are convinced that this is the beast. For obvious reasons the boys are now completely frightened because they believe that there is a beast that it is real and not just a dream or an imagination. This is also a frightening moment for the reader of this novel because it makes you believe that there is a beast. It also builds up tension because you want to find out what exactly what this creature is.

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