Final Assessment Lord Of The Flies, By William Golding

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Final Assessment Lord of the Flies Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding, is a book about boys who get stuck on an island. The main characters, Piggy and Ralph, go through many challenges. Piggy, who has Asthma, is also a little chubby and big. Because of this, he is always made fun of. Ralph, Piggy’s friend and the Chief of the tribe, tries to protect Piggy. After reading the book, and considering all the themes of the book, I have chosen civilization as the main theme. Civilization plays a big role throughout the entire book. At the beginning of the book, the boys are very good at being civilized with each other. The first place we see civilization is when Piggy asks, “Are there any adults on this island?” Ralph answers “No I don’t think so” (Golding 1). The boys then start thinking about what they can do on the island so they stay civilized. …show more content…

The conch shell was found by Piggy. Ralph then thought of an idea. "We can use this to call the others. Have a meeting. They'll come when they hear us—" (Golding 1). And so this is what they used the conch shell for. They used it to call and have assemblies and also to get everyone's attention. Halfway through the book, they said that the conch was also for anyone to hold when they spoke. This relates to civilization because all the boys tried hard to make a fair policy that everyone could follow. The second symbol in the book that symbolizes civilization is Piggy's glasses. The boys needed to make a fire at the beginning of the book so that they could be rescued, but they did not know how to start one. Then Jack decided to pull off Piggy’s glasses and use the rays of the sun to start the fire. They also used the glasses in many other parts of the book, such as this. “To cook the meat, they'll raid Ralph's group for Piggy's glasses” (Golding 2). As you can see, civilization grew a lot up to this point of the

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