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Viewing the Text from a Different Perspective Many times in novels the elements of setting mood and tone are used to extend beyond the words in a text and elaborate the readers mind into imagining the actual events taking place In the classic novel Lord of the Flies William Golding utilizes the setting mood and tone in great detail to reflect how the characters think act and feel Upon a desolate tropical island a group of boys of different characteristics get marooned when their plane crashes Golding describes the island in a way that appeals to the reader as paradise The palms that stood made a green roof covered on the underside with a quivering tangle of reflections from the lagoonIt was clear to the bottom and bright with the efflorescence of tropical weed and coral A school of tiny glittering fish flicked hither and thither p12 The island itself suggests a place of wonder and relaxation Providing the reader with the impression of an utopia society an impression that will soon be contradicted as the novel progresses After a signal fire is ignited by Ralphs orders two young twins Sam and Eric stand guard in maintaining the fire While on duty an eerie figure drifts down from the sky and lands in the forest several yards away from Sam and Eric There was a sudden bright explosion and corkscrew trail across the skyThere was a speck above the island a figure dropping swiftly beneath a parachute a figure that hung with dangling limbs The changing winds of various altitudes took the figure where they would Then three miles up the wind steadied and bore it in a descending curve round the sky and swept it in a great slant across the reef and the lagoon toward the mountain p95 The dead parachutist also known as the beast is used to foreshadow the death of Simon a small although
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