The Lord of the Flies Summary
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A quick summary of the Lord of the Flies.
A large group of boys crash on to an island where there aren't any adults left. They quickly organize themselves and stay together. At this point, Piggy and Ralph meet each other.
Ralph triumphingly becomes the elected leader of all the boys and organizes them into groups. However, Jack is infuriated causing a bitter rivalry between the two of them throughout the story.
However, the entire group and their small amount of civility left in them are challenged when they encounter the Beast which scares everyone and separates them into two different groups.
When Piggy, Ralph, and the littleluns appear at Jack's feast, not only does Ralph lose many people of his tribe, but everyone particpates in the horrific murder of Simon, ultimately setting a dark tone in the novel.
Towards the climax of the novel, it is mentioned that Piggy and the conch are terminated by Roger and his rock. This is a clear symbolization of how civilization was taken over by complete savagery.
By the end of the novel, the reader stumbles across situational irony where Jack's tribe's fire, meant to destroy Ralph, saves all of them. However, in the end, when Percival asks for who is their authority, only Ralph steps up for responsibility.
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