Individual Vs Society In Lord Of The Flies

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In Lord of the Flies there are 4 main themes present; individual vs. Society, The loss of Innocence, The Darkness of Human Nature, and Qualities of a Leader.

The first theme Individual vs. Society is shown through Symbolism. For example- the conch is a representation for Society. Then with Piggy’s death and the conch being broken the boys society starts to crumble then being destroyed (Society). And then with Simon's death the boys start to hate then little bit of society they had left, as Simon represents Individual and Ralph is Society. So when the boys start leaving Ralph's group appealing to Jack’s group it shows Individual freedom.

The second theme is The Loss of Innocence. It starts in Chapter 4 when the boys kill a living pig and
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