The conch is also used to maintain organization. Ralph notices the discord but resolves it by enforcing, “I 'll give the conch to the next person to speak. He can hold it when he 's speaking” (Golding 33). The conch represents the discipline of the boys and their civilization. Since Ralph thought to use the conch as a speaking system, the conch represents his leadership and authority over the boys.
All of the boys had contrasting ideas on how to administer the society. Ralph was eventually nominated by the other boys to be the chief of the society, and this was one of the first signs of what we, the readers, thought was a civilized society. Piggy and Ralph were the ones who spotted the conch and automatically thought that they could use it to call the meeting whenever they wanted to discuss something. But the conch was also a symbol of freedom of speech, whenever someone had it, they had the possibility and freedom to speak. In general the conch represented order.
Jack’s non-existent rules are a way for him and his tribe to pretend like they can hide behind a mask and take away the boys ability to function as members of a civil society. Towards the end of the story, the lack of laws take a toll on all the boys on the island: “The breaking of the conch and the deaths of Piggy and Simon lay over the island like vapor. These painted savages would go further and further” (236). The breaking of the conch and the loss of two boys are prime examples as to why a society cannot function without rules. The rule of the conch was the first rule established by the assembly.
There 's no rules of any sort on this island these boys landed on they are free to do whatever they want whenever they want. The boys true colors in a way come out slowly but surely, yes the environment is not helpful but William Golding is try to show you men are capable of horrific things. In the Lord of the Flies William Golding throughout the book is trying to show you that society should recognize man is evil. Body Paragraph #1: These boys are full of fear they 're human it 's expected but not all the fear is about being scared of the island. In the middle of the book Simon starts making the other boys think about who the real beast it and what they have become he says “Maybe there is a beast...maybe it 's only us.” Pg.
These ways of life are either reestablished or abandoned throughout the story. Not only do these conducts develop the characters, but they also provide the reader with a knowledge about different lifestyles during this era. Ben Gunn, an influential character in Treasure Island, is an important and intriguing addition to the story. Although Benn Gunn is a former pirate, he has always had a chivalrous behavior due to his upbringing. “ I was a civil, pious boy, and could rattle off my catechism as fast as you couldn't tell one word from another.” (pg 141) This is one example in the text where Gunn reminisces about his benevolence during his childhood.
The two items’ symbolic meaning all depends on the users. The Lord of the Flies is ultimately a novel about power and how humans yearn to have the ultimate supremacy. One of the first things discovered on the island is the conch shell. Ralph finds it at the bottom of a lagoon, and it is a very valuable object. With the shell, Ralph is able to call all of the other boys to him.
Golding uses the conch shell as a symbol of order and civilization on the island of boys. In the beginning, the conch is a beautiful shell that holds power and respect, but in the end of the book, the shell no longer holds the power and it is not important to the more savage boys such as Jack and Roger. The shell is destroyed when Piggy is killed which represents the loss of order as they turn into savages and descend to hell. A subtheme that is portrayed by this is that the most beautiful and orderly things in life can be destroyed by evil. When the boys first arrive they all come to the call of the shell on the paradise island.
In fact it was not Ralph that found the Cong shell it was Piggy that originally found the shell. Piggy was the first to see the shell just under the water and pointed it out to Ralph. Ralph blow the Cong because of Piggy’s Asthma. Piggy possessed the cognitive reasoning the boys of the island craved for from their leader but lacked the underlying self-esteem of a leader. Ralph brought the self-esteem the boys needed for the boys of the island to feel secure and feel leadership.
This is called the pursuit of self-fulfillment. The way self-fulfillment is achieved can vary from person to person. In the novel lord of the flies, the author William Golding promotes civilization as a way to achieve self-fulfillment. Innocent boys strangled on the island think rationally and work together to get on top of the hierarchy. They When all the boys gather for the first time, they start making plans about surviving on this island instead of them all panicking
In the book Lord of The Flies, William Golding conveys his beliefs on human nature through the egomaniacal character Jack Merridew. Jack reveals that humans must forfeit their identity to conquer their fear. Through the course of the book, Jack changes who he is to conquer his fear of failure. His name reflects these perceptions of who he is and how others view him. As ‘Merridew’, he is the successful chapter chorister and head boy.