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Lord of the Flies

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What does the exchange that follows reveal about each character?

"'I mean it,' whispered Piggy. 'If we don't get home soon we'll be barmy.'...
'You write a letter to your auntie.'
Piggy considered this solemnly.
'I don't know where she is now. And I haven't got an envelope and a stamp. An - there isn't a mailbox. Or a postman.'"

A

It suggests that Ralph's experiences on the island have made him bitter and cynical, while Piggy retains his undying sense of optimism.

B

It reveals that neither Ralph nor Piggy really understands the severity of their situation, nor are they able to comprehend just how far removed from civilization they are.

C

It shows that Ralph, in spite of all that he's been through, still has a sense of humor, and that Piggy remains as logical and literal as ever.

D

It reveals that Ralph is growing more sensitive to Piggy's feelings surrounding his parents, and that Piggy has grown to respect Ralph more because of it.

E

It highlights the difference between Ralph's logical thinking and Piggy's wishful, overly optimistic view of life.