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Chapter 12 Lord Of The Flies By William Golding

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Chapter twelve best conveys the overarching theme of loss of identity on the island, and Golding uses the characters Bill, an unnamed savage, and Percival to demonstrate this. Bill is first introduced as a choir boy, acquainted with Jack, Maurice and Roger. The boys collectively decide at the first meeting that Ralph is to be the chief. However, as priorities change, the majority of the group begins to side with Jack, believing that hunting should be the biggest concern. As they turn to inhumane savages, Jack’s group begins wearing paint, and they start to resemble a tribe. This tribe targets Ralph, and labels him as an outsider, as they did Piggy. Ralph knows they intend to kill him, and he seeks shelter in a covert, when he suddenly sees
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