Plot summary[ edit ] In the novel, Cory Mackenson shares with the reader his experiences in the fourteenth year of his life. Cory gets up early to help his father work his milk route. Someone has stripped the dead man naked and handcuffed him to the steering wheel to prevent his body from ever-rising to the surface again.
Elected the leader of the boys at the beginning of the novel, Ralph is the primary representative of order, civilization, and productive leadership in the novel.
While most of the other boys initially are concerned with playing, having fun, and avoiding work, Ralph sets about building huts and thinking of ways to maximize their chances of being rescued. In the earlier parts of the novel, Ralph is unable to understand why the other boys would give in to base instincts of bloodlust and barbarism.
The sight of the hunters chanting and dancing is baffling and distasteful to him. As the novel progresses, however, Ralph, like Simon, comes to understand that savagery exists within all the boys.
When Ralph hunts a boar for the first time, however, he experiences the exhilaration and thrill of bloodlust and violence. This firsthand knowledge of the evil that exists within him, as within all human beings, is tragic for Ralph, and it plunges him into listless despair for a time.
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The Lost Boys of Sudan was the name given to a group of over 20, boys of the Nuer and Dinka ethnic groups. These boys were displaced or orphaned during the Second Sudanese Civil War (–) in which about 2 million were killed and others were severely affected.
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