What Is a Major Conflict in "Lord of the Flies"?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 25, 2020 9:37:52 PM ET

According to SparkNotes, there are two major conflicts in the "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding: the circumstance of being stranded on an island and the conflict of whether they will set up a civilization with order or descend into savagery, chaos and violence. Golding explored the dark side of this conflict in human nature through these marooned boys and their choices.