Lord of the Flies

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Lord of the Flies Think to yourself how it would fell if your childhood were to be totally changed by a tragic incident. In which you got trapped on an island away from any civilization. In "Lord of the flies" William Golding shows just how terrifying and symbolic that this can be. There are many different objects in the book that one can easily make out to signify things in society. Among the symbols were the conch shell, their personality traits, and their clothing The Conch is a symbol of the high hand of authority on the island. It was use to call meetings, it is a magical object to the boys. For the most part the boys respect the Conch. Piggy who had the idea to "use this to call the others" first saw it. Which did work "After Ralph blew the shell a third time a child appear". The conch was very powerful it shows when Ralph "… lifted the conch." and said, "Seems to me we ought to have a chief to diced things". The conch actually wins Ralph the position as chief. He got pick because "… his size, and attractive appearance; and most obscurely, yet most powerful there was the conch". In the end, when it is destroyed, authority on the island is gone and Ralph is left to fend for himself. Ralph represents law, order, organized society, and moral honesty. Ralph is the chief of the group who made many rules for the boys to follow. He came up with a rule so that every one would not talk at the same time. " I'll give the Conch to the next person to speak. He can hold it when he's speaking." At the end of the novel he too realizes that man is not a kind creature by nature. "… Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man's heart and the fall through the air of true, wise friend called Piggy." Jack and his choir represent chaos on the island. He is the person responsible for of all three deaths that occur on the island and wishes to spend his time hunting instead of helping Ralph with rescue. When he is told to watch the fire he goes off hunting and causing a ship to pass him by. " There was a ship out there. You said you will keep the fire going and you let it out.

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