Lord of the Flies by William Golding

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What do Piggy, Simon, and the littlun with the birthmark have in common?

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These three boys' deaths also serve to form the link the shows the progression of the degeneration of society. First, the littlun is killed more by accident and lack of survival sense. His death, in the eyes of these boys, would have been more minor because he was so young. Simon 's death occurred in a frenzy that was instigated by several factors at the time. His death would have been a bigger deal because he was a little older (stuck between a bigun and littlun) and...

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Piggy, Simon and the littlun with the birthmark have one thing in common, which is that they are all different from the majority of the group in different ways. Piggy doesn't have the 'fair' type of body that others do, and he also has asthma. The littlun with the birthmark is always insisting that there really is a creature (snake). He was pushed by the other littluns since others didn't fully believe him and he was the one that started the rumor. Lastly, Simon's not physically different but mentally. He is "always throwing a faint" and he is the newest addition to the choir boys. Simon is the mystic which later on understands the true nature of the beast.

Also, at the end of the story Piggy and Simon die and the littlun goes missing and is presumed dead. 

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Piggy, Simon and the littlun with the birthmark have one thing in common, they are children, who had loss their sense of innocence, due to the exposure and openness to upright savagery and brutal killings upon their eyes. It also shows the degeneration of human civilization and they are back to the nomadic lifestyle of the ancient past. It is brought about by the dissolution of their civilized, morally discipline lifestyle of normal English boys, who had to witness first-hand wild and barbaric traditions in the dense forest. They have to conform to the "unglamorous" state of the jungle and they have to "hunt or be hunted".

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