Two separate illustrations of an animal head and a fire on a mountain

Lord of the Flies

by William Golding

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What was the "cannon"that continued to play throughout chapter 9?

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Literally, it is thunder: there is a storm.

Symbolically, you could read it as the sound of the war between the boys/different sides of the island society.

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