Repetition and adjectives.
In the paragraph, golding is expressing the idea that human’s original nature of urge for power and control is still very much present in people today. Henry is fascinated by the small creatures in front of him and becomes absorbed in the dominance he has over them. The repetition of them in the sentence,” destination talked to them, urging them, ordering them” shows the distinction of being different to the creatures. Referring to “them” as a higher being in control of the group in front.