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'Lord Of The Flies' By William Golding: Character Analysis

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People that have power can make detrimental things happen. Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, is about how a plane full of young boys crashes on a deserted island, and they have to survive together. They struggle to work cooperatively together. Unfortunately, they are unable to create a sustainable society and it does not end well. Having power and authority while trying to resolve an encountered conflict is symbolized by the conch shell. “Suddenly Piggy was a-bubble with decorous excitement. S’right. It’s 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.”(15) What is happening here is Piggy finds the conch shell in the shallow water after him and Ralph crash on the island. This shows that the symbol is connected to the theme because it is foreshadowing. When Piggy says “He used to blow it and then his mum would come.” that is foreshadowing because Ralph or whoever would blow on the conch to call everyone up to have a meeting. “The rock struck…show more content…
Ralph escaped and he is now examining all of the wounds he got from when he was fighting Jack. He is thinking about everything that has happened and all the deaths that have occurred. This quote symbolizes the theme because Ralph is thinking about how everything is corrupt and bad things have gone because there are no rules, because the conch got destroyed. As you can see, people that have power can make detrimental things happen. This proves that the conch shell is truly the symbol of Lord of the Flies. It’s very clear that having power and authority while trying to resolve an encountered conflict is symbolized by the conch shell. The conch shell signals that everyone will get together and have a meeting to talk about a conflict that they have
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