Lord of the Flies by William Golding

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How does William Golding show harsh imagery in Lord of the Flies?

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William Golding utilizes harsh imagery to convey the boys' growing brutality.  The three scenes that most easily come to mind are the token death scenes in the novel:  first, of the sow, then Simon's horrific murder, and Piggy 's execution via giant boulder.  Golding's language resonates harshly with the reader, providing more gruesome details than needed to emphasize the boys' out of...

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