In Lord of the Flies

In Lord of the Flies, darkness signifies uncertainty and the foreboding of evil. for instance in chapter 5, “Beast from Water”, the tense meeting’s setting is described as follows: “On two sides were the beach; behind, the lagoon, in front the darkness of the island.” At this meeting, for the first time do we see the regression of some of the boys from innocence to savagery and evil. Another turning point, where the group breaks up further and gets more tense is in Chapter 8, “Gift for the Darkness” – “Piggy looked up miserably from the dawn-pale beach to the dark mountain.”
In the novel, darkness is used as the setting against which frightening and difficult events are played out.


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