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Influence of Flashback Narrations In the Literary Works of William Golding |

Ramdeep Kaur, in Journal of Advances and Scholarly Researches in Allied Education | Multidisciplinary Academic Research


Golding uses the flashback technique of Pincher Martin more extensivelyin his next novel, Free Fall (1959).Unlike his first three novels, FreeFall is told with a first person narrator, an artist named SamuelMountjoy. The novel takes as a model Dante's La Vita Nuova, a collection of love poems interspersed withDante's own commentary on the poems. Golding uses the character Mountjoy tocomment on the conflict between rationalism and faith.