Lord of the Flies

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How does Golding convey the innocence and high expectations of the boys in chapter 2?

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Chapter 2 finds the boys both optimistic and realistic. They realize they're alone and that survival is of the utmost importance, and that is will take a large amount of organization to fulfill the tasks they must set before themselves. Diplomacy is at a high, as is respect.

Regardless, these feelings and expectations are soon lost. The longer the boys are away from civilization (and parental guidance), the instincts of being civilized are eclipsed by the instincts of survival in any form (whatever it takes).


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