In chapter eight the boys physically split into two groups, each with its own leader. When Ralph discovers that the choir has deserted him for Jack, Piggy responds by saying, "I expect they won't play either"(Page 131). Explain the irony in this statement
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Ralph is taking an account of who is left under his leadership on the island and questions Piggy as to the whereabouts of Bill and Roger. Piggy replies, “I expect they’ve gone. I expect they won’t play either.” This is ironic because there's no one left to work, the only boys remaining with Ralph are Piggy, Samneric, and the littl'uns....... all gone in search of fruit or shelter or to play in the water. Ralph's form of play didn't hold a candle to Jack's.
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