Lord of the Flies

lord of the flies

What role do the littuns play in the novel?In one respect,they serve as gauges of the older boys' moral positions,for we see whether an older boy is kind or cruel based on how he treats the littluns.But sre the liituns importants in and of themselves?What might they represents?

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The littluns should be the most important people on the island. The fact that they are insignificant to the "bigguns" tells us this society is defective to begin with. Civilizations should take care of their children first. The fact that this is not the case tells us these boys are fated to destroy themselves. Children a literally and metaphorically the future. The fact that these boys completely omit the Littluns says much about the inherit dysfunction of their society.