Ralph In Lord Of The Flies Rhetorical Analysis Essay

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'Covert’ Bushy Grass like savannah so as if Ralph is and animal and shows how savage he is ‘His hair was full of dirt and tapped like the tendrils of a creeper.’ the beast threadlike, leafless organ of a plant that climbs that attaches to something and spirals around it ‘How could you listen for naked feet if you were splashing in water? How could you be safe by the little stream or on the open beach?’ Rhetorical questions to show Ralph's insecurity about being alone and can link to him missing Piggy/ Simon and gaining his intelligent way of thinking. this shows he is trying a different perspective. the repetition of the words 'how could' ‘Striped brown, black, and red’ Magic three of dark colours to make it more dark and…show more content…
When Jack threw the spear at Ralph, Jack made him an outcast, not allowing him into the group even because he wanted to hunt whereas Ralph wanted to get rescued. When Ralph tries to reason with the newly tribal twins and gain an understanding of Jack's hatred of him, Eric says "Never mind what's sense. That's gone." this shows that Jack's tribe lacks sense in terms of attitudes and behaviours. In response to his desperate situation, bereft of any companion and the conch as well, Ralph reverts to a childish state. He "whimpered and yawned like a littlun" when facing the coming night with its attendant fears. Later, as he is hunted, he reverts back not in time but in character to his primal self, squatting in a thicket, baring his teeth, and snarling and this shows evolutionary digression. Becoming the prey brings out the animal survival instincts in him: He seeks a "lair" in which to spend the night and thinks ahead to his hiding place the next day. He prepares himself to stab whoever discovers him with his spear so that the boy "would be stuck, squealing like a pig." Acting purely out of the fundamental drive for survival, he attacks two savages who stand between him and escape, and wounds a third from his hiding place. The members of Jack's tribe have stopped treating him as a human but an animal; he thinks of them as "those striped and inimical creatures." (Inimical means unfriendly) Hunting has become who they are rather than a job they need to do. However in contrast to Jack, Ralph still thinks sensibly even when on the run: when the forest fire burns the fruit trees, he curses the tribe for failing to think ahead when they set the fire: "Fools! . . . What would they eat
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