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  • Ralph's Rescue
    • Boys saved and return to civilisation - savagery doesn't win
      • Is civilisation good?
        • Civilised but not sympathetic naval officer
          • Beginning - Ralph says many times that his dad is a naval officer
            • William Golding was a naval officer
        • Warship implies that civilised, adult world is not all that good
    • Consequence
      • Victory for...
        • No one?
        • Democracy?
        • The beast?
      • Island destroyed
      • Return to civilisation
    • What happens?
      • Rescued by passing ship (navy)
      • Ralph is saved from the savagery
      • Ralph hunted
        • "Stick sharpened at both ends"
      • Island set on fire
        • "Fire can outrun a galloping horse"
    • Conclusion
      • Ralph saved, but not rescued from his new understanding of human nature
    • Ralph learns that evil exists in all of them
      • Wearing uniforms = people lose their individuality and follow the crowd - painted masks / camouflage
        • Navy uniform?
        • "They don't smell me. They see me, I think"
      • Even Ralph has a dark side
        • You can't run away from the beast
          • Wearing uniforms = people lose their individuality and follow the crowd - painted masks / camouflage
            • Navy uniform?
            • "They don't smell me. They see me, I think"
          • "Maybe there is a beast, maybe it's only us"
          • "The Lord of the Flies"
      • Evil exists in both dictatorships and democracies
        • You can't run away from the beast
          • "Maybe there is a beast, maybe it's only us"
          • "The Lord of the Flies"
        • References to "the Reds" (Russia) and the atom bomb (links to the Allies using atom bombs during WW2)
        • Reference to Hitler and Nazi Germany

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