Lord Of The Flies Conch

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In the novel Lord of the Flies, the conch represents law, order, power and Piggy. Being broken down slowly throughout the story, the Conch is fragile. Therefore, when it was time for the conch to protect Piggy, the conch did not have much importance civilization had completely broken down. All the boys on the island only listened to what Jack had to say. Jack made the boys believe his “rituals” are controlling all the beasts on the island. Which frightened the boys and eventually forces them to do what Jack wants. The boys turn out to be savages under Jack 's control and the conch’s importance is broken down. Which is a result of civilization being destroyed. Since the coach 's role is to allow all the boy 's opinions to be heard. However, Jack is the one all the boys listen…show more content…
However, Piggy is not sure about what is heading his away and Piggy is struck by the “boulder” and conch “exploded into pieces”. Civilization is completely broken down when Piggy is struck by the boulder. Since the conch is also broken down and flows with Piggy in the river. If Jack 's hunters had not been savages, Piggy would have been alive among the boys. Moreover, the boys knew that Piggy’s glasses had been stolen. None of the boys stood against Jack and ask for Piggy 's glasses to be given back to him. Due to their own selfish reasons, Piggy loses his life. Jack needed Piggy’s glasses to light the fire. Piggy could have given his glasses if Jack requested Piggy nicely. However, Jack is a savage order his hunters to steal the glasses, forcing the boys to be savages. The conch is not able to protect Piggy due to savagery completely taken over the boys minds. In a civilized society, voice would be raised against a dictator and his torturers. However, the fear and savagery in the boys stop them from raising voice against Jack. Moreover, all of them believe Jack controls the beast, therefore, they will be able to
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