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Weather In Lord Of The Flies

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Weather demonstrates the boys’ declination into savagery. Rain only occurs a few times throughout the novel, one being Simon’s death. Before Simon’s death, the weather is described with “the sun [having] gone and a brassy glare had taken the place of clear daylight” (145). This represents how the boys have remained civil and peaceful within their groups. During Simon’s murder, the weather transforms into a hideous storm which represents the eruption of the boys’ morality as they descend into cruel behavior. “The clouds opened up and let down the rain like a waterfall”(153), “between the flashes of lightning was the air dark and terrible”(151), creating a dark and gloomy atmosphere, casting a shadow over their failed attempt in recreating
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