In chapter eight the boys physically split in to two groups, each with it's own leader. When Ralph discovers that the choir has deserted him for Jack, Piggy responds by saying, "I expect they won't play either" (Page 131). Explain the irony in this statement.
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The choir was always subservient to Jack. The play that the boys used to have has devolved into violence and the struggle for power. There is no "play" in the sense of childhood play to be had on this island anymore: that type of innocence ha been destroyed.