How the community (family/country) of the boys in the Lord of the Flies reacted to their survival once they were rescued? (One article) please

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coachingcorner eNotes educator| Certified Educator

My reference/article is to the quote where Ralph cries for the loss of Piggy (who could so nearly have become a friend) the loss of life and the loss of innocence.

For example, in the novel "Lord of The Flies" by William Golding, the author here shows us a boy who has changed so utterly that his family would scarcely recognise him once he got home, either in his appearance or in his deep change in thinking and behavior. he landed on  the island a carefree young boy enjoying the warmth, wildness and freedom of the island. He grew up while he was there, his shocking experiences perhaps making him cynical for the future. The tears are a symbol of that change. His shaggy unkempt face, ragged clothes and dirty face would have underlined it for those he went back to.

pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

In my opinion, when the boys got back, they were more or less ignored by everyone except for their own families.

The reason I say this is because England was in the middle of what apparently was a very serious war.  In the middle of a war, I do not think the boys would have gotten the kind of attention they otherwise would have.

I think this is especially true because of how bad the boys' story was.  The government would not have wanted that particular story to come out during the war because it would have made people feel bad about their country.

ladyinblue | Student

please be more specific to your answer and give me some reference! Thanks.

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