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

 

redroses #192317
Jul 09, 2011 4:07 AM

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

any irony which we can find in the story

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Aslan
Jul 09, 2011 8:32 AM

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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!
 

caroline k #342128
Oct 22, 2013 12:25 PM

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

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49ersfan101 p #342155
Oct 22, 2013 3:15 PM

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

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