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In the following passages we are exposed to the efforts of Ralph to diminish the segregation of the boys whilst still being in the presence of evil The skull of the beast is a symbol of the strong innate evil that still exists on the island amongst the boys and how it patronises Ralph in particular We are also exposed to the complete loss of social expectations and behavioral manners when we see the deliberate killing of their own tribe Piggy In this passage we see the control that the skull possesses and how it gets under the skin of Ralph by patronizing him We as the reader are provided with a sense of the skull being alive by Golding as he depicts it grinning its teeth as Ralph as if implying its sense of control on the island as it represents evil The technique of the skull grinning conveys the impression to the reader that the skull is mocking Ralph and the repetition Golding uses places more emphasis on the sinister alive and mocking effect the skull expresses onto Ralph In the sentence bobbed like a toy and came back we see the efforts of Ralph as he attempts to dispose of the evil but it plays with him and just like a bobbing toy it will always come back implying that he cannot dispose of the innate evil Ralphs efforts to re-unite the tribe and diminish all segregation on the island is seen in the following Might it not be possible to walk boldly into the fort say-Ive got pax laugh lightly and sleep among the others Pretend they were still boys schoolboys who had said Sir yes Sir - and worn caps This little passage symbolises how Ralph is now alone and is the only person on the island that still holds onto social expectations This passage is also ironic as at the beginning of the text the tribe altogether
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