Consequences In Lord Of The Flies

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Authority keeps a society in order with little to no consequences. Without proper authority and social order a society can have a bad downfall. With a downfall, major problems could occur such as mixed social order, looting, and false voices. In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies symbolism is used to articulate the theme of The downfall of a society without consequences through the symbols of conch shell, the fire, and the Lord of the Flies. The conch was chosen as a symbol of reasoning and order. The fire keeps the society warm and with cooked food. The Lord of the Flies poisons the minds of the innocent. When the fire and conch are taken away and the Lord of the Flies sets in a society will crumble really quickly.
In William Golding’s Lord
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In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies the fire is a symbol of the theme The downfall of society without consequences. When there is no home there is only fire to keep warm and when that is stolen it shows a degrading society. Ralph relies on the fire for warmth, signals, and cooking but when it gets taking away a society starts to fall apart. As referred in this quote ‘“ They’ve got our fire.” Rage shrilled his voice. “They stole it!”’ (Golding 195). The phrase “got our fire” shows the worry is Ralph's voice about how they do not have a fire. The word rage displays the anger Ralph has that could break up a society. This quote is important to the theme The downfall of society without consequences by diving into the the structure of the society and how it was taken from Ralph. For someone who is dependent on fire it will be hard for Ralph to be without it. Seen in this quote ‘“I was chief, and you were going to do what I said. You talk. But you can’t even build huts-then you go off hunting and let the fire-.”’ (Golding 77). Jack is starting to fall off of society by not doing what he is assigned. Jack much rather be an animal then be part of society and do what is right. Which leads into the next symbol the Lord of the
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