Absence Of Order In Lord Of The Flies

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In William Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies, he conveys the theme that the absence of order in a society could lead to its downfall. This is shown when the conch breaks, when the tribe forms, and when Piggy dies. The first example of this can be found on page 181, when the conch breaks. Golding states “The conch exploded into a thousand white fragments, and ceased to exist.” Throughout the story, the conch was a representation of order and a government based society. When it broke, it represented the fall of an orderly society, and the beginning of a hectic life on the island. An additional example of the result of an absence of order is when the boys separated into two tribes. On page 151, Jack says “Who will join my tribe?” because he
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