Lord Of The Flies-Theme

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Theme in Lord Of The Flies The theme in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies is that when people are left alone, and away from society, people lose the values that they once abided by and revert back to their “natural” savagery. The setting of the island is remote, and far away from any sort of civilization, which leads to their savagery. Piggy says “‘This is an island...That’s a reef out in the sea. Perhaps there aren’t any grownups anywhere’”(7-8). That means that they are far from civilization, and the comment of there being no grownups means that there is no one to enforce rules for them. We can tell that the lack of civilization was what caused their savagery, because when the officer arrives, (200-201) the children stop fighting and
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