Lord of the Flies

what are some of the irony of lord of the flies?

any irony which we can find in the story

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There is much irony in this novel. I'll list a few points for you.

-British boys should have represented the height of civilization yet they turn into "savages".

-Piggy is an important character yet we never find out his name. He is mocked despite being the smartest boy on the island.

-Simon is a Christ figure. He knows the truth of the pilot. He comes down the mountain to save the boys (both literally and metaphorically) yet is mistaken as the beast and killed.

-It is ironic that they are saved by destroying themselves (lighting their island on fire).

There are more but these are pretty important!

British boys should represent the height of civilization yet they turn into "savages

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British (Londonish boys) should represent the height of civilization yet they turn into "savages"

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