What are two or three examples of prejudice in the novel Lord of the Flies?

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In the novel, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, examples of prejudice exist on the island.  First of all, there is the prejudice against Piggy, who is fat, wears glasses and keeps warning the rest about being civilized.  The boys make fun of him, even Ralph, whom  Piggy supports as a leader.  Another prejudice is the conflict between Jack and Ralph which is the prejudice of the physical hunter versus the more intellectual leader who pays attention to things which aren't fun such as keeping a signal fire lit.  Ralph says, "If a ship comes near the island, they may not notice us."  As the boys descend into savagery, the prejudice between the physical hunters and the more civilized intellectuals becomes more pronounced with Piggy and Simon's deaths.  The prejudice of evil toward reason on the island begins Jack's final hunt to flush out and kill Ralph.  That he doesn't succeed is by the accidental arrival of a ship which sees the island burning.


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