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Lindsay Lastinger English II- Coach Allen Lord of the Flies Essay I April 16, 2009 The Choir Boys as a Source of Irony Throughout the novel Lord of the Flies , written by William Golding, several thematic concepts and main ideas are revealed through symbolism, character conflicts, and the careful usage of diction. One of the most prominent themes illustrated in the novel is this: The capacity for evil can be found within every human being, no matter how civilized, moralistic, or educated they may seem to be. This theme is made obvious through the character development of the choir members amongst the boys on the island. These boys seem to show increasingly barbaric behavior as they spend more and more time on the island, a direct contradiction the innocent, civilized stereotype one usually associates with a choir member. For this reason, the choir boys create an immense amount of irony within the novel, as well as a parallel to life today. As already mentioned, the choir members, also the appointed hunters of the boy’s society,
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