Animal Symbolism In Lord Of The Flies

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Symbols are objects, characters, figures, and colors used to represent abstract ideas or concept. Several symbols in Lord of the Flies were used by the writer William Golding to create a certain mood or emotion for the reader. like fear, hope, frustration, madness and fury. Throughout the novel William Golding created and developed certain symbols including the best the conch and Piggy 's glasses.

The Beast was created by the boys and developed throughout the novel. It symbolizes darkness, the unknown, evilness and the fear restrained within the boys. “He says he was the beastie, the snake-thing, and will it come back tonight?” Then the beastie developed and became “The Beast.” It also represents savagery that exists within all human being. While the boys were afraid of the beast Simon was the only one that came up to realize the truth of the beast. He figured out that they fear the beast because it exists within each of them. This shows the beast symbol has grown throughout the events to make us realize the depth of it. Where the symbol doesn’t end here as readers we know that the beast isn’t real. However, the Lord of the Flies turns out to be the beast. He symbolizes the evil and violence that potentially exists in the heart of every human.
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It 's used to call assemblies and also used as a microphone that grants the right to speak to whomever holds it during assemblies. “we can use this to call the others. Have a meeting. They’ll come when they hear us.” The conch represents civilization and this quote shows us the its importance and role in the novel. It unites the boys and gathers them. Eventually the conch lost its power and influence as the acts of savagery grew within the boys. The conch fully lost its significance when it was
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