Where is the darkness on the island in "Lord of the Flies"?

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Although darkness exists in literal form in the jungle and at night, the real darkness on the island exists in the hearts of the young boys. This darkness grows as the boys stay on the island draws them farther away from civilized society. It eventually overtakes them and leads the leadership takeover by Jack. Finally, with the deaths of Simon, and Piggy, the darkness has enveloped the boys. If the boys had not been rescued by the British navy, the darkness would have also destroyed Ralph and the entire island itself.

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