Essay On Symbolism In Lord Of The Flies

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Symbolism in Lord of the Flies William Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies, written in 1954, is about a group of british boys who crash land on an island and act their own ways in order to survive. The boys start out their time on the island with an organised system and rules, but as time passes the boys lose control and turn into savages. Symbols are seen multiple times in this novel. The Conch symbolizes law and civilization, Piggy’s specs symbolizes technology and intelligence and Simon symbolises peace and kindness.These three symbols are repeatedly mentioned in the novel. Symbolism, such as the conch, Piggy’s glasses and Simon, play an important role in Lord of the Flies. The very first symbol that is seen in the book is the conch.After Ralph and Piggy met; they find a conch. Ralph blows in it, and the sound assembles all the boys that had been in the plane crash. The conch is used to call assemblies and the…show more content…
The symbols play an important role in the novel by giving different meanings to characters and objects. The conch symbolizes civilization, if the conch never existed in Lord of the Flies, the entire novel would be like the last few chapters. All the boys probably would have turned into savages earlier and with no rule or order, they would have no control. Piggy’s glasses made the fire and because of the fire, they were rescued in the end of the novel. If Piggy was a character who did not wear glasses, the boys probably would have never been able to create fire. Simon did not make as much difference as the other boys did, in the island; but in terms of analyzing characters, he was the only person who helped and cared for whoever needed it in the island, and he was the only boy that knew there was no real beast on the island. Readers probably would have gotten a completely different meaning of the novel, if there had been no symbolism in the
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