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The Ironic Battles Throughout William Goldings Lord of the Flies irony is reflected among many topics and between various characters William Golding forces one to question and analyze the ironic act amongst the boys the activities occurring on the island and the society that the boys are living in In Lord of the Flies Golding depicted irony throughout the story with the boys on the island to serve as a reality check for the reader showing that things never go as plans whether it is real life situations or in a fantasy world One case of this is shown at the start of the book as Ralph and Jack tries to create a better place to live on While Jack focuses on the foundation of their civilization he pronounces that We got to have rules and obey them Golding 32 Perhaps like any typical leader the making of rules is an essential for survival Jack and the boys Moore 2 did not secure those rules intact and as the story progresses tensions rose and tempers flared up from the rebelliousness of the boys and from laws being disobeyed By the end of the story Jack was leading in a new direction that showed him as a renegade and one that is careless for rules and obeying These actions presented an ironic turn that changes the story dramatically Jack decided to establish rules to better the living habits but in turn he made the island chaotic by his actions Activities that were created on the island reflected a small portion of the irony in Lord of the Flies The dead parachutist a casualty of war served to show a meaning of confusion in the book After the start of the downfall on the island characters such as Ralph prays to the adult world to send them something grownup Robert but their only sign of a adult figure is the dead Moore 3 parachutist Since
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