Conch Lord Of The Flies Symbolic Analysis

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The symbols that are best used to enrich the themes of the Lord of the Flies are the conch, Piggy's glasses, and the beast. The symbols are the most important and best used in this book because they provide the most evidence of what Golding is trying to portray in this book. The following paragraphs are going to talk about how each of the symbols are important to the book and how each show the themes of the book relating to the symbols, also showing evidence from the book.

The first symbol that is best used to enrich the themes of Lord of the Flies is the conch.
The conch in the story is first found by Ralph. As soon as the conch is found by Ralph, the conch immediately becomes an essential part to the rules and order on the island, and keeping the kids out of trouble and mischief. S’right. Its a shell! I seen one like that before. On someone’s back wall. A conch he called it. He used to blow it and then his mum would come. Its ever so valuable. (18)
Seen in the quote, the conch is recognized as a potentially very important item in keeping rules and order, and civilization and law among the children. The conch is used to call meetings as when it is held, you are allowed to
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Piggy's glasses play a couple important roles, like when the glasses are used to light the fire, which would later help the children get home. The glasses represent the intellectual and innovative people and things in society. The glasses were also known to hold the main source of power among the children on the island, and is why Jack stole Piggy’s glasses. Piggy is seen, at the start of the book and civilization on the island, as a child who doesn't seem to have any help towards survival. The glasses is what ends up being Piggy’s most important attribute not only to himself, but to all the children, and the glasses are arguably one of the most important items that will help them get off the
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