What Does The Chief Symbolize In Lord Of The Flies

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Lord of the Flies was a novel written by William Golding, that was published in 1954. William Golding was born the 19 September, in 1911, in Cornwall, England. And died on 19 June, in 1993, in Perranarworthal, Cornwall, England. He was an important English novelist, playwright, and poet. His first novel was Lord of the Flies, and thanks to it he won a Nobel Prize in Literature. The novel, is about a plane carrying a group of British boys that has crashed on a deserted island and get marooned in the island in the Pacific Ocean. There are no adults with them, and the boys have to stablished a type of government. The guys use a conch shell for meeting all together for decisions, and Ralph, one of the boys, is named the "chief". Lord of the Flies stands principally for a political …show more content…

That is because in all along the book we can find symbols that are metaphors of the reality. Some of them are: firstly, the conch: It represents the right or turn to speak in the assembly when all the boys are together. This may mantain the order. Secondly, the beast: It is incarnated by the Lord of the Flies, and it represents the evil, the power of domination and of course, the fear. Thirdly, the glasses: Piggy´s glasses represent the fire, because they are needed to make fire, thanks to the proyectation of the sunlight to the Wood. Finally, the fire: It represents their last hope to be saved from the island, as with the smoke they can be seen. Without it they can be lost there forever, and in this extract is shown its importance: “There was a ship. Out there! You said you´d keep the fire going and you let it out!” Said Ralph to Jack. “We might have gone home”. The writer wants also to emphasized the significance between savage and

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