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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: Way, ''way'' down on the cynical end of the scale. It's big on the KidsAreCruel[=/=]TeensAreMonsters and nothing the "good" characters do yields good results. Just ask Simon and Piggy... oh wait.

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: Way, ''way'' down on the cynical end of the scale. It's big on the KidsAreCruel[=/=]TeensAreMonsters and nothing the "good" characters do yields good results. Just ask Simon and Piggy... [[spoiler: [[KillTheCutie oh wait. wait.]]]]


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** Percival Wemys Madison, The Vicarage, Harcourt Street, Anthony, Hants, telephone, telephone, teleľ

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** Percival Wemys Madison, The Vicarage, Harcourt Street, St. Anthony, Hants, telephone, telephone, teleľ



* SurvivalMantra: Poor Percival, one of the littluns, having been driven to a depression and loneliness from the neglect by the older boys tirelessly recites his name and address--''"Percival Wemys Madison, The Vicarage, Harcourt St. Anthony"--''like an incantation", only for his memory to begin to falter as the story and degradation of the island's civilization progresses. By the end, when Percival is finally able to recite this crucial information to someone that can actually help him, he can only mouth wordlessly at the naval officer, his time on the island causing him to have forgotten it.

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* SurvivalMantra: Poor Percival, one of the littluns, having been driven to a depression and loneliness from the neglect by the older boys tirelessly recites his name and address--''"Percival Wemys Madison, The Vicarage, Harcourt St. Anthony"--''like Anthony, Hants"--''like an incantation", only for his memory to begin to falter as the story and degradation of the island's civilization progresses. By the end, when Percival is finally able to recite this crucial information to someone that can actually help him, he can only mouth wordlessly at the naval officer, his time on the island causing him to have forgotten it.


* SurvivalMantra: Poor Percival, one of the littluns, having been driven to a depression and loneliness from the neglect by the older boys tirelessly recites his name and address--''"Percival Wemys Madison, of the Vicarage, Harcourt St. Anthony"--''like an incantation", only for his memory to begin to falter as the story and degradation of the island's civilization progresses. By the end, when Percival is finally able to recite this crucial information to someone that can actually help him, he can only mouth wordlessly at the naval officer, his time on the island causing him to have forgotten it.

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* SurvivalMantra: Poor Percival, one of the littluns, having been driven to a depression and loneliness from the neglect by the older boys tirelessly recites his name and address--''"Percival Wemys Madison, of the The Vicarage, Harcourt St. Anthony"--''like an incantation", only for his memory to begin to falter as the story and degradation of the island's civilization progresses. By the end, when Percival is finally able to recite this crucial information to someone that can actually help him, he can only mouth wordlessly at the naval officer, his time on the island causing him to have forgotten it.


* BigEater: Most of the littleuns. PlayedForDrama because they spend most of their time eating fruits, which causes them to have painful stomach aches and uncontrollable diarrhea.

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* BigEater: Most of the littleuns. PlayedForDrama because they spend most of their time eating fruits, fruit, which causes them to have painful suffer from persistent stomach aches cramps and uncontrollable diarrhea.diarrhea since they never bother to check whether the fruit is ripe.


It's had [[TheFilmOfTheBook three cinematic adaptations]] (a British one in 1963, an American one in 1990, and a little-known Filipino adaptation called ''Film/AlkitrangDugo'' in 1975 that had boys and girls, and an American adaptation was announced in 2019, to be directed by Creator/LucaGuadanigno) and is referenced and parodied in various media. It is very popular for [[SchoolStudyMedia English Literature assignments]] in HighSchool on both sides of the Pond and [[LandDownUnder Down Under]], thanks to its themes about morality and authority, and its symbolism, which is extremely easy to spot, but open to many different interpretations.

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It's had [[TheFilmOfTheBook three cinematic adaptations]] (a British one in 1963, an American one in 1990, and a little-known Filipino adaptation called ''Film/AlkitrangDugo'' in 1975 that had boys and girls, and an American adaptation was announced in 2019, to be directed by Creator/LucaGuadanigno) Luca Guadanigno) and is referenced and parodied in various media. It is very popular for [[SchoolStudyMedia English Literature assignments]] in HighSchool on both sides of the Pond and [[LandDownUnder Down Under]], thanks to its themes about morality and authority, and its symbolism, which is extremely easy to spot, but open to many different interpretations.


* {{Irony}}: Ralph wants to keep the fire lit to attract rescue. Jack wants the fire snuffed out so their fun won't end. [[spoiler:Jack [[NiceJobFixingItVillain manages to draw the attention of the Royal Navy]] by setting fire to the entire island in an attempt to [[KillItWithFire kill Ralph]]. It is implied that they wouldn't have noticed the island at all otherwise.]]

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Ralph wants to keep the fire lit to attract rescue. Jack wants the fire snuffed out so their fun won't end. [[spoiler:Jack [[NiceJobFixingItVillain manages to draw the attention of the Royal Navy]] by setting fire to the entire island in an attempt to [[KillItWithFire kill Ralph]]. It is implied that they wouldn't have noticed the island at all otherwise.]]]]
** The savagery ends and "humanity" seems about to be reasserted... by the arrival of the military.


The best-known example (and possibly the {{Trope Maker|s}}) of a TeenageWasteland, even when all the kids are under the age of fifteen, as well as the first piece of media to deal with teenagers/adolescence when the age range was just barely starting to become mainstream in the 50s after having been born in the 1920s.

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The best-known example (and possibly the {{Trope Maker|s}}) of a TeenageWasteland, even when all the kids are under the age of fifteen, as well as the first piece of media to deal with teenagers/adolescence the social concept of adolescence when the teenager age range was just barely starting to become mainstream gain popular usage in the 50s after having been born in the 1920s.
50s.


* WeirdAlEffect: More widely known and better remembered than ''The Coral Island'', of which it is a deconstruction and parody.

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* WeirdAlEffect: More widely known and better remembered than ''The Coral Island'', of which it is a deconstruction and parody.


* NoNewFashionsInTheFuture: Set in the near-to-mid future from 1954, so TheSixties...but it's inferred that nobody's hair was long and shaggy to begin with.

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* NoNewFashionsInTheFuture: Set in the near-to-mid future from 1954, so TheSixties... but it's inferred implied that nobody's hair was long and shaggy to begin with.



** [[spoiler: One of the boys, Roger, is revealed to have a psychopathic disorder and with no adults to reign him in. He starts entertaining the idea of killing one of the boys, which then leads to the death of Piggy.]]

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** [[spoiler: One of the boys, Roger, is revealed to have a psychopathic disorder and with no adults to reign rein him in. He starts entertaining the idea of killing one of the boys, which then leads to the death of Piggy.]]



* SanitySlippage: All the boys in general except Piggy but Jack in particular. In Rogers case it's a short trip

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* SanitySlippage: All the boys in general except Piggy but Jack in particular. In Rogers Roger's case it's a short triptrip.



* SurvivalMantra: Poor Percival, one of the littluns' having been driven to a depression and loneliness from the neglect by the older boys tirelessly recites his name and address--''"Percival Wemys Madison, of the Vicarage, Harcourt St. Anthony"--''like an incantation", only for his memory to begin to falter as the story and degradation of the island's civilization progresses. By the end, when Percival is finally able to recite this crucial information to someone that can actually help him, he can only mouth wordlessly at the naval officer, his time on the island causing him to have forgotten it.

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* SurvivalMantra: Poor Percival, one of the littluns' littluns, having been driven to a depression and loneliness from the neglect by the older boys tirelessly recites his name and address--''"Percival Wemys Madison, of the Vicarage, Harcourt St. Anthony"--''like an incantation", only for his memory to begin to falter as the story and degradation of the island's civilization progresses. By the end, when Percival is finally able to recite this crucial information to someone that can actually help him, he can only mouth wordlessly at the naval officer, his time on the island causing him to have forgotten it.



And whatever you do, we ''[[SurvivalMantra mustn't let the fire go out]].'' Because... because...oh God, I can't remember.

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And whatever you do, we ''[[SurvivalMantra mustn't let the fire go out]].'' Because... because... oh God, I can't remember.


** Ralph's reaction to [[spoiler:Piggy before he's about to be killed by a rock, dropped by Roger,]] in the 90's remake.

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** Ralph's reaction to [[spoiler:Piggy before he's about to be killed by a rock, dropped by Roger,]] in the 90's 90s remake.


It's had [[TheFilmOfTheBook three cinematic adaptations]] (a British one in 1963, an American one in 1990, and a little-known Filipino adaptation called ''Alkitrang dugo'' in 1975 that had boys and girls, and an American adaptation was announced in 2019, to be directed by Creator/LucaGuadanigno) and is referenced and parodied in various media. It is very popular for [[SchoolStudyMedia English Literature assignments]] in HighSchool on both sides of the Pond and [[LandDownUnder Down Under]], thanks to its themes about morality and authority, and its symbolism, which is extremely easy to spot, but open to many different interpretations.

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It's had [[TheFilmOfTheBook three cinematic adaptations]] (a British one in 1963, an American one in 1990, and a little-known Filipino adaptation called ''Alkitrang dugo'' ''Film/AlkitrangDugo'' in 1975 that had boys and girls, and an American adaptation was announced in 2019, to be directed by Creator/LucaGuadanigno) and is referenced and parodied in various media. It is very popular for [[SchoolStudyMedia English Literature assignments]] in HighSchool on both sides of the Pond and [[LandDownUnder Down Under]], thanks to its themes about morality and authority, and its symbolism, which is extremely easy to spot, but open to many different interpretations.



** Averted in the Filipino adaptation ''Alkitrang Dugo'', where the characters are male and female students (equivalent of junior high in the U.S.) who were on their way to compete in an athletic meet.

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** Averted in the Filipino adaptation ''Alkitrang Dugo'', ''Film/AlkitrangDugo'', where the characters are male and female students (equivalent of junior high in the U.S.) who were on their way to compete in an athletic meet.

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* HeadacheOfDoom: All of the boys get headaches as a result of the humidity on the island, which is foreshadowing how quickly they're going to lose their minds. Simon in particular mentions suffering a headache not long before encountering [[spoiler: the Lord of the Flies himself.]]

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