Lord of the Flies by William Golding

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How does the island descend into chaos in Lord of the Flies?

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Lord of the Flies shows how the boys' makeshift civilization on the island descends into chaos. At first, there is an attempt to mimic the social order of the adult world they were dependent upon back home: the boys choose the level-headed Ralph to be their leader, the conch shell is used as a symbol of communication and democracy, and the boys try to stick to particular rules so as to make sure everyone gets along. Most importantly, they try...

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