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...ut soon after lighting the first fire, it transforms the island, now half of the island is burned to the ground showing what always becomes of humans; the innocence goes away. At night the littluns cry out in fear because they now know that the island isn 't perfect; it 's a scary place. They become accustomed to the mirages, 'and ignored them, just as they ignored the miraculous, throbbing stars '("On Lord of the Flies"). The beauty of the earthly paradise grows stale to their eyes. At the end, when the boys are hunting Ralph, they set the island on fire again to try and smoke him out of his hiding spot. The succeed in doing so but the fire is now uncontrollable. It is spreading everywhere. Ironically, the fire actually gets them saved, as a passing by ship notices it and comes to help. But, now the past paradise has become a fiery pit of destruction; a living hell.
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