Allegory In Lord Of The Flies Rhetorical Analysis

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“Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.” Mark Twain shows that even if someone is a good person, without society and civilization, that a person can change for the worse. Three symbols that represent how Lord of the Flies is an allegorical critique of the human nature to society is the conch, Piggy's glasses, and the signal fire.
One way Golding uses allegory in Lord of the Flies, is by using the conch to represent civilization and order among the boys. The first example of when the author portrays the conch as representing order, is when Ralph is attempting to speak, but all of the boys in the assembly are talking over him. To quiet the boys down “Ralph smiled and held up the conch for silence” (29).
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