Ralph Lord Of The Flies Conch Analysis

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The conch was first introduced when Ralph uses it to call an assembly. The boys created a rule stating that one may only speak if he holds the conch. This created order during assemblies. They used the conch to establish rules and responsibilities. The conch slowly fades, and chips. The boys stop responding to the conch and say that the rules of the conch do not apply to them. "...And the conch doesn't count at this end of the island-"(150) Eventually Roger finally breaks the conch as he drops the boulder on Piggy. "The rock struck Piggy a glancing blow from chin to knee; the conch exploded into a thousand white fragments and ceased to exist." (181)The conch symbolizes power, government, order, and civilization. The conch symbolizes power

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