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Lord of The Flies: Chapter 1 Characters, Themes, and Analysis

THEMES 1. Archetypal journey from innocence to experience – the innocent stage: a group of young boys (children represent innocence and purity); the island at first seems like a beautiful paradise/Garden of Eden. – the experienced stage: what they go through (“the fall from grace”) and the devastating, irrevocable changes that result. 2. Civilisation vs.…