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What is the turning point for the characters in Lord of the Flies?

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alice14 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted August 27, 2007 at 9:54 PM via web

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What is the turning point for the characters in Lord of the Flies?

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merehughes | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Assistant Educator

Posted August 27, 2007 at 10:38 PM (Answer #1)

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I am not sure what you are referring to from the question.  Perhaps you mean how is the climax the turning point for the characters?  To answer that would be that after Simon is killed by the boys, it is no longer possible to hold out any idea of maintaining peace and calm.  

 The violence that is foreshadowed throughout the novel reaches its culmination in this one act. Afterwards, Ralph and Piggy are alone.  Piggy is murdered and then Ralph is alone. When the rescuers find the boys, they are greeted with chaos and wildness.  

 If this does not answer your question, please post again.

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