Lord Of The Flies Conch Symbolism

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One of the very first symbols that are introduced into the novel is the “Conch Shell”. The conch is in fact one of the major symbolic objects outlined in the novel. The Conch shell resembles Civilization and order. In the beginning of the book, the conch shell was introduced by Ralph and Piggy, “A conch he called it. He used to blow it and his mum would come. It’s ever so valuable”. Ralph used the Conch to locate and gather the boys together after the crash separated them. Ralph used the Conch as an object used to keep order, he established rules one main rule being you have to hold the conch shell in order to speak, which showed a sign of order because if everybody were to speak at the same time, things would be very chaotic and uncivilized.

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