Lord Of The Flies Ending

At the end of "Lord of the Flies", what three boys do not make it off the island?

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gmuss25 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

At the end of the novel, the British Navy arrives to rescue the boys as Jack's savages are in the middle of hunting Ralph. Unfortunately, three boys have lost their lives throughout the course of their stay on the uninhabited island. The littlun with the mulberry-colored birthmark is the first child to die on the island. The littlun dies in chapter 2 after the boys attempt to make a signal fire that accidentally spreads uncontrollably throughout the forest. The littlun had been wandering off from the group and died in the forest fire. Simon is next boy to lose his life on the island. In chapter 9, Simon runs down the mountain to inform the boys that the beast is really a dead paratrooper. Unfortunately, Simon is mistaken as the beast and brutally murdered on the beach by the boys. The last boy to lose his life on the island is Piggy. In chapter 11, Roger rolls a massive boulder from Castle Rock, which strikes and kills Piggy instantly. Overall, the littlun with the mulberry-colored birthmark, Simon, and Piggy die on the island before the British Navy arrives.

dneshan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

There are actually only two characters who die in this book and, therefore, do not make it off of the island when the boys are rescued at the end.  Simon dies in Chapter 9 when he runs out of the forest and the boys attack, beat, and trample him because they think that he is the beast coming from out of the forest.  The only other character to die is Piggy in Chapter 11 when Roger pushes a gigantic rock off of the side of the cliff when Piggy is trying to get his glasses back from Jack and his tribe, who had stolen them the day before. 

ms-mcgregor eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The boy with the mulberry birthmark dies at the beginning of the novel when the original fire gets out of control. It is assumed that he was burned in the fire. In addition, Simon and Piggy are also killed, not by accident, but deliberately. Simon is mistaken for "the beast" while the boys engage in a frenzied dance and Piggy is killed in cold blood when Roger loosens a rock from a cliff and lets the rock fall on Piggy.

love123 | Student

the boy with the birthmark && piggy && simon

wwjd | Student

1) the littlun with the "mulberry-coloured birthmark", who died at the end of chapter two ("Fire on the Mountain")

2) Simon, who is killed by the rest of the boys upon his return from the top of the mountain, where he had just realized that the "beast" they had seen was a dead paratrooper

3) Piggy, who is killed when Roger drops a boulder on him and he falls into the sea

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