Tension In Lord Of The Flies

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In the exposition of Lord of the Flies by William Golding, a group of young British boys (ages six through twelve) are excited to find themselves without adults on a seemingly idyllic (deserted) island after a plane crash in the 1950’s. The story opens, centering around Ralph, a charismatic, orderly, diplomatic boy of twelve years, Piggy, an overweight, highly intellectual boy with poor social skills, and Jack, the unscrupulous, power-hungry, head of the choir boys. Complications occur when Ralph is chosen over Jack to be their leader, which causes tension that grows when Jack insists that the boys’ efforts should go toward hunting, but Ralph wishes that the efforts were made towards building shelters and manning the signal fire (or potential
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