The Conch In William Golding's Lord Of The Flies

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The conch symbolizes law, order, civility, respect and power. When the boys held meetings around the camp fire, only the bearer of the conch had permission to speak. The speaker with the conch is supposed to be respected by the group and heard. With the struggle to obtain the conch, it represented the desire and hunger of power that humans possess and the struggles of creating a hierarchy. The conch was the beginning of their civilization, but was ultimately the destruction of its cause.
The signal fire in the story is a symbol of hope of the boys' return to civilisation. By keeping the signal fire going they hoped to attract the attention of anyone who could save them. It starts off on the mountain but then later moves to the beach. Because
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Simon recognizes that the Lord of the Flies is the savage monster buried in everyone. When the Lord of Flies tells Simon "we are going to have fun on this island," it means they're going to indulge every want and desire, without regard to the rules of civilization. The name "Lord of the Flies" is a reference to the name of the Biblical devil Beelzebub, "the beast" is seen as a savage supernatural figure, but mostly it symbolizes the evil and violence that potentially exists in the heart of every…show more content…
Letting the reader clearly imagining this tropical oasis the boys are stranded on. He also presents themes prevalent in everyday adolescent life such as a desire to be respected, in addition to challenging authority.
Lord of the Flies is a classic because it's a timeless parable about human nature, given a beautiful environment, people will still want leaders, form hierarchies and will find reasons to fight each other. What makes it so shocking is that it's a book about children, who are generally portrayed as innocent and well-meaning in literature, though Golding felt that children are no different to adults, because human nature is
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