Themes in Lord of the Flies


What are some of the themes in Lord of the Flies?  I have to write a paper on this topic 😛


I agree with Katie, this is truly a great work of literature. The main theme of Lord of the Flies is the juxtaposition of human civilization vs. savagery (represented by Jack and Ralph). The story claims that without the constraints and controls of society, humans will ultimately revert back to pure savagery. Civilization is not just an important part of our world, but a necessary piece of control that keeps humans moving in a forward pattern.

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