These children were also a microcosm of a society. Much writing in the 1940s expressed displeasure with war and demonstrated the human potential to destroy each other. This piece is no different. What I like about this piece in particular is how that capacity to take life from one another literally destroys Ralph's psyche by the end of the story.
The link below will provide further insight and ideas for setting if you scroll to the bottom of the page.
Setting is the physical environment in which action occurs. It is a common literary element of every story. However, when it is used eloquently, it can be seen as brilliant device that aids in the development of a story. In the novel Lord of the Flies, the author, William Golding, focuses on depicting his setting in great detail. Throughout the novel, he utilizes the setting to motivate character behavior, foreshadow events that will take place, and also to represent the values held by the characters.
At the beginning of the novel, the characters discover that they are stranded on an island with no other humans. Since all of the characters are children, they are inexperienced on how to handle grave situations. Considering they are all by themselves, their environment forcefully arranges them into two groups.