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In the book, "Lord of the Flies" what situation led to the plane...

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Scott Locklear | College Teacher | eNotes Employee

Posted September 18, 2008 at 6:11 AM via web

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In the book, "Lord of the Flies" what situation led to the plane crash?

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ms-mcgregor | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted September 18, 2008 at 6:35 AM (Answer #1)

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The actual cause of the plane crash is not revealed. However, the reason the boys were on the plane to begin with was because they were being evacuated from a nuclear war in Europe. This parallels with the evacuations of children from London during World War II. The irony this time is that a nuclear holocaust is almost impossible to escape. The boys keep wanting to go home to a place that has most likely been annihilated and conditions at home may be just as primitive as those on the island.

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