Lord of the Flies

Piggy asks the question What are we? Humans? Or animals? Or savages? What's grownup going to think? Going off -- hunting pigs-- letting fires out-- and now! (91). What are the boys? Humans, animals savages or something else? How are they acting?


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The boys are devolving into everything that Piggy fears. They are living for their primal urges rather than for a functioning community. The boys are losing themselves to chaos and savagery.