Hope In Lord Of The Flies Quote Analysis

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“Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see.” Rene Magritte. When you read this quote you can think of the deep symbolism in Lord of the flies. In the book there are many things that have different meanings, such as the fire means hope and how the lord of the flies is a sign for evil. They each have deeper meanings that can be related to WWII (but also) as well to modern America.

Hope can mean many things, it can also be represented by different things. In the book Lord of the Flies hope is represented by the fire. It's a chance at getting off the island. “A fire! Make a fire!”(Golding 52). In this moment the boys realize that if they have a fire they have a chance at getting off the island. Hope in WWII would be the HIghway act of 1956. “Speedy safe transcontinental travel” (“The interstate” par. 1). Having better ways of getting to places, safer roads, and less traffic jams people are going to be able to have hope in safer travels. Hope that you can get from point a to point be safely. The
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There is always more to the story. Like a book cover people look inside and can see something another person can’t. Not everyone could see a fire as a sign of hope and not everyone sees transportation as hope for a better future and nicer now. Whether a pig's head on a stick is evil can be debated, just as to say Donald Trump is evil could be debated. The special things about symbols is that they can be interpreted in different ways. Everything has different meaning to different people. One person might see a pentagram and think of the five wounds of Christ or they see it as a sign of evil. One symbol with two completely different meanings. Everything is special and has its own meaning. Everyone one has his or her purpose just as a symbol has its purpose. “Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see” Rene
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