In chapter five Piggy asks, 'What are we? Human? Or animals? Or savages?" From your reading of the novel so far, how would you answer this question?
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I think there is a lot of irony to Piggy's comments. I don't know how far you have read but the boys are acting anything but civilized. The boys are supposed to be the panicle of civilization: British military school boys. Instead of being ordered and civilized most of the boys are immature and chaotic. They are attracted to violence and "fun" which is essentially savagery.