Lord of the Flies

How is the apperance of a "sign from the world of "grown-ups"ironic?What message would this sign give the boys if anyone was awake to see it?

Chapter 6 Simple answer please  

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The sign from the grownups is not one of hope and salvation but rather death and decay. The dead pilot, rotting in the tree makes a mockery of the adult world. With all their "civility" and technology, they still destroy each other.