Lord of the Flies

What kind of ending is lord of flies?

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deus ex machina or God from the Machine, literally means an abrupt stop. Now the sailor may not have come from the heavens but he certainly abruptly ended Golding's little experiment. So the boys get saved, but really is it of any consequence? The sailor merely ends the book. The damage has been done and with the death of both Simon and Piggy, the boys are already damned.