The Lord Of The Flies Quote Analysis

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The “ Lord of the Flies by William,” by William Golding frequently uses symbolism to support the theme. There were many symbols in the story, things like the island, piggy, and the conch shell. The three I picked was Simon, the conch shell, and the beast. All these symbols helped support the story line and theme. The theme is that without good supporting rules of one civilization would fall apart. The first symbol that I chose was the conch shell. In the novel, the conch shell represents civilization and order. At the beginning, the Ralph and Piggy used the shell to pull together their tribe/society. After pulling everyone together, no one could talk without holding the conch in their hands. But as the book goes on the civilization beings to fade, so the conch started to lose power. When the conch was finally crushed by the rock Roger pushed off the mountainside, it showed the true end of the civilization. On page 181 it says, “ The rock struck Piggy a glancing blow from chin to knee; the conch exploded into a thousand white fragments and ceased to exist.” I chose this quote because it shows the complete end of order in the society. Lastly, I choose the conch because it showed how quickly one society can fall apart …show more content…

On page 56 it reads, “Here the littluns who had run after him caught up with him. They talked, cried out unintelligibly, lugged him toward the trees. Then, amid the roar of bees in sunlight, Simon found for them the fruit they could not reach, pulled off the choicest from up in the foliage, passed them back down to the endless outstretched hands.” This bit in the story shows that Simon didn’t have to give the little one the fruit, but because he had righteousness in his heart he did it anyway. When Simon was killed it showed the end of goodness that was left in the society. Simon had shown that even in a tough situation that goodness still can be

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