The Officer asks Ralph if they were having a war or something. Explain the irony of this.

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When the officer asks Ralph if they were having a war or something it is ironic in two ways. Firstly, the novel takes place during wartime. Secondly, it is ironic because the WERE having a type of war of conquest on the island. A war where the uncivilized savages were winning until order is restored with the coming of adults.

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