Loss Of Innocence In Lord Of The Flies

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In William Golding's Lord of the Flies, the stranded boys take on a complete loss of innocence as they continue to live on the island.
The war paint is one way Golding portrays the loss of innocence. Jack is the first one to use the war paint, and he designed it for hunting. The paint is shown to be like a mask: "...the mask [is] a thing on is own, behind which Jack hid, liberated from shame and self-consciousness." This shows Jack's departure from civilization and morality and his transition into savagery, which marks his loss of innocence. As the story progresses, more and more boys put on the paint. Not only does Jack lose his innocence, but the other boys, except Ralph, share Jack's experience as well. Golding shows the loss of innocence
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