“Him with the shell…broke into applause” (Golding 16-17). This quote shows that the majority of children thinks and agrees with that the conch symbolizes the power, and the one who has conch should be the chief. The children vote for Ralph as the chief only because he gets the conch. After the election, “Ralph smiled and held up the conch for silence” (Golding 17). The conch still shows as the symbol of authority.
The reader learns how every human is in control of their own actions and feelings and that although they may be influenced by other people, they only fear what they let themselves fear. In other words, they control their future. In the case of Lord of the Flies, the boys’ lack of control over their emotions and specifically their fear resulted in the killing of Simon. In conclusion, Golding’s use of rhetorical devices has a significant impact on the development of one of the major themes. The reader comes to understand that they must remain in control of their emotions because the events which occur in Lord of the Flies should not ever occur in real
Evil and savagery lives within and it can be brought out when you are forced to fight for something. We all have a dark side that may not show until faced with a challenging task. Lord of the Flies is about a group of young boys stuck on an island after their plane crashes. There are no adults and they are left to survive by themselves. They have to decide between right and wrong.
The demand for power thrived on their souls and drove them to their breaking points. Lord of the Flies is about the role of power and control in the world and how it can enhance society or bring civilization as we know it, crumbling down. Throughout the novel, the leaders in the book, use certain symbols and objects to give them authority over the other boys and have law and order on the island. The pig’s head and the conch both wield a certain
Conch can represent respect of the boys because at the beginning of the story person who hold the conch is only one who can speak, but when jack became the dictator; he is the most powerful boy on the island; he destroys the conch violently. The power of Jack destroys respect of other boys. Jack also use his power in many brutal ways including punishment. For instance, Roger and Robert say “‘He’s going to beat Wilfred.’ ‘What for?’ Robert shook his head doubtfully. “I don’t know.
William Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies, is about a group of boys who struggle in maintaining a signal fire while stranded on an island. Often, people believe that the fire does not play an important role in the novel, however, the fire is actually much more sophisticated and is able to represent how their connection to society keeps the boys alive. By continuing to believe that the fire represents the boys’ rejection of society, readers will misunderstand Golding’s emphasis on having faith and reliance in society. Throughout the progression of the novel, Golding uses the symbol of fire to represent how the boys’ necessity for societal interventions and actions are important in everyday life. When the fire goes out, it signifies the boys losing their link to civilization and represents when their savage behavior begins to take over.
The conch shows the start of civilization and rule. In the first chapter, the conch was found near a lagoon on the beach. Piggy said, “We can use this to call the others. Have a meeting. They’ll come when they hear us-.” When this happens the conch shell represents unity, power, and order.
Lord of the Flies is a novel by William Golding. The novel is about British schoolboys that are involved in a plane crash where they are stranded on a tropical island. The boys elect Ralph to lead, but Jack wants to lead too. Ralph is the protagonist of the story whose main focus is to keep the fire lit, and Jack is the antagonist of the story who is also the leader of the hunters later in the book. Jack changes some of the boy 's mindsets from civilization to savage survivalism.
The shell governs the boys meetings. Anyone who holds the shell has the power to speak. As a representative of law and order the conch gets Ralph elected as leader. At the same time the conch shows that tools of power such as crowns and flags are no more as meaning full as the conch. Rules only work if people stick to and obey them.
The repetition used throughout Chapter 9 of Lord of the Flies develops Golding’s theme of how savagery is shrouded within civilization by demonstrating the boy’s slow progression into monsters as they spend more time on the island. On page 118, the boys are dancing around in their hunting circle and repeatedly chanting “‘Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood!’” (Golding 118).