Quotes From Lord Of The Flies Conch Analysis

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QUOTE (PG. #) SYMBOL COMMENTARIES “In color the shell was deep cream, touched here and there with a fading pink. Between the point, worn away into a little hole, and the pink lips of the mouth, lay eighteen Inches of shell with a slight spiral twist and covered with the delicate embossed pattern” (16). conch The conch represents civilization. First used to call the boys together, it’s later used to regulate the boys and their discussions during their beach assemblies. When “the pink lips of the shell” are portrayed, this suggests that the conch is a living thing. As such, it could also symbolically die. “ 'His specs–use…show more content…
After a while these flies found Simon. Gorged, they alighted by his runnels of sweat and drank. They ticked under his nostrils and played leapfrog on his thighs. They were black and iridescent green and without number; and in front of Simon, the Lord of the Flies hung on his stick and grinned." (138) Lord of the Flies Lord of the Flies represents evil. It tells Simon the real beast is inside themselves and it’s what they believe as to if there’s a beast. When a ”pile of guts was a black blob of flies that buzzed like a saw” is described, it indicates how after the head is being placed in the jungle that was once peaceful and filled butterflies now is attracted with flies showing the danger and evilness in has come into the jungle. “Jack planned his new face. He made one cheek and one eye-socket white, then he rubbed red over the other half of his face and slashed a black bar of charcoal across from right ear to left jaw. He looked in the pool for his reflection, but his breathing troubled the mirror.’’(63) War Paint The war paint represents violence. When he “planned his new face”, it suggests that Jack is more powerful as ever, the paint covers his face expressions allowing him to hunt freely similar to the Lucha Libre
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