What is the main point of Lord of the Flies?

The main point of Lord of the Flies is the importance of political and social structures in maintaining the status quo in any society. The story is an illustration of the effects of chaos.

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The main point of Lord of the Flies is that chaos will reign supreme in the face of desperation and terror and in the absence of proper societal structures.

The novel tells the story of a group of young boys who are stranded on a desert island and attempt to...

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The main point of Lord of the Flies is that chaos will reign supreme in the face of desperation and terror and in the absence of proper societal structures.

The novel tells the story of a group of young boys who are stranded on a desert island and attempt to survive, create a society, and attract the attention of a rescuer. The situation soon turns to chaos, and many of the boys turn into savages as the days wear on. By the time they are rescued, some of the boys are dead, and the naval officer who finds them is both baffled and horrified at what he finds. A large portion of the island is, by this time, on fire, and it is only the timely arrival of the naval officer that saves Ralph's life, as hunters have pursued him onto the beach.

Power struggles, in the absence of any proper political structures, are rife throughout this novel, and the ongoing war between Jack's hunters and Ralph's group causes mayhem. The point of chaos ruling in the absence of any proper society is driven home by the barbaric murders of Simon and Piggy. Simon is savagely beaten to death by the other boys when he arrives to tell Jack's group that he has concrete proof that there is no beast to worry about, and Piggy is crushed to death when Roger aims a boulder at him.

In conclusion, the main point of the book is the importance of societal structures in the prevention of anarchy.

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