Ralph's Loss In Lord Of The Flies

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Golding shows how Ralph is lost emotionally and physically through the use of motif by means of figure of speech. Throughout the chapter the concept of being lost becomes a recurring theme. Ralph finds himself “lost in a maze of thoughts” showing his loss of mental lucidity and verbal communication. Being Lost in a maze symbolizes Ralph's loss of naiveté and innocence with no way to turn for answers. Ralph soon has an epiphany that “if you were a chief, you had to think,” describing thought as a valuable thing that gets results. Before he used to act in an almost primitive matter and based and based his actions off instinct and yet the boys were still credulous. Ralph's astuteness is exposed to the same deterioration as his clothing both subject
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