Friday, May 20, 2011

Lord of The Flies.

What is the Irony in Lord Of The Flies? Well, I'm thinking that I am going to stick to one object thing, (not really sure what to call it) and that would be the irony of the verbal irony expressed through-out this novel.
Jack was the one who spoke, he said "We've got to have rules and obey them. After all, we're not savages." The ironic thing about this, is that in the next chapter, we are told that they need to forget about civilization, and act on instinct, to help stay alive. Throughout the book, we see them go from normal English School Boys to savages, which is exactly what Jack says they aren't.

Another small example of irony would be Piggy. Throughout the book, the boys hunt and eat Pigs, and not only that, they enjoy eating them.

And another example, is when Piggy says that adults meet to talk about things. This is ironic, because had the adults been able to meet together, the boys wouldn't be in the current situation they are in. If the adults where able to sit down and actually discuss the boys, they probably would have never fled the school and would have never ended up shot down and eventually ending up on the island.

I am sure there are more examples of irony, but those are some that I had noticed, or I had pointed out to me when discussing the book with friends, or my Mom.