Lord Of The Flies Symbolism Essay

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T he Lord of the Flies, a wonderful novel, described a group of people surviving in a nowhere island in the middle of the sea after a plane crash caused by the civilization of other countries. As strange howls echoed in the night, as terror begins its reign, the hope of adventure seems as far removed from reality as the hope of being rescued continues on. The author of this book, William Gerald Golding (19 September 1911 – 19 June 1993) was a British novelist, playwright, and poet. Best known for his novel Lord of the Flies, he won a Nobel Prize in Literature and was awarded the Booker Prize for fiction in 1980 for his novel Rites of Passage, the first book in what became his sea trilogy, To the Ends of the Earth.Golding was knighted in 1988.…show more content…
Whoever person who gets the conch means that he is the speaker and everyone else beside him will have to be absolute quiet, until the speaker is done and passed it to the other person then he can speak. Piggy’s glasses which is a symbol of fire help them a lot, the boys get to have fire to cook and also used for signal. It also represent the knowledge Piggy has. Last but not least, the signal fire symbols safety, with the signal fire, the ships that come near the island will see the smoke and they will search to see if their are survivors. On the other hand, ironically, at the end of the novel, the fire had succeeded in summoning the ship , but not the signal of the fire. The fire is a symbol of cruelty, the forest fire Jack’s gang is using this as a quest to hunt and kill Ralph. Many critics had said that the Lord of the flies is a retelling episode of the Bible. In these kind of books, some of the descriptions maybe an oversimplification, but also it will echo certain Christian images and themes. Although the author did not make any explicit or direct connections, it is still related to Christian symbolism. Instead, these biblical parallels function as a kind of subtle motif in the
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