Lord of the Flies by William Golding

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Why did the navy come to the island in Lord of the Flies?

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In the backdrop of the story, a world war is taking place and the events on the uninhabited tropical island serve as a microcosm of what is currently happening in the outside world. The characters in the story are directly impacted by the war, which is why they are on the island in the first place. The boys' plane is initially shot out of the sky by a missile at the beginning of the story and an air battle is fought in the sky directly above the island. Initially, Ralph believes that his father, who is a commander in...

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