Lord of the Flies


What is the significance of the title “Huts on the Beach?”

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After Jack quenches his thirst, Ralph complains to Jack that the boys are not working hard to build the shelters. The little ones-referred to now as "littluns," are hopeless, spending most of their time bathing or eating. Jack reminds Ralph that he and his hunters are working hard to ensure that the group is always fed. Most of the boys forgo important jobs like building shelters to play and waste time. The huts on the beach, or rather lack of them, represent the beginnings of the descent into savagery for many of the boys.