Lord of the Flies

On page 143, the narrator claims “the greatest ideas are the simplest”. Explain what you think is meant by this statement in the context of what is happening in the novel at this time.

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Everyone is i a tizzy over the beast and running off to find it. Ralph is losing his support amongst the boys, and Jack is giving him a hard time at every turn. But while everyone else is losing it, Piggy comes up with the idea of moving the signal fire down near the beach. What could be simpler than keeping the fire near to where they're staying. Thus, sometimes the simplest ideas are the best.

Let's give Piggy some credit though......... he is the boy with the brains


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