Theme Of Allegory In Lord Of The Flies

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19 September 2015
Lord of the Flies Double-Entry Journal
Chapter One:
Term Identified Direct Quote Analysis
Simile and Imagery “Out there, perhaps a mile away, the white surf flinked on a coral reef and beyond that the open sea was dark blue. Within the irregular arc of the coral the lagoon was still as a mountain lake- blue of all shades and shadowy green and purple.” (Golding 10). The use of imagery can greatly help the way a person comprehends a book. Using both simile and imagery at the beginning of this book is important because it develops a solid image and understanding of the setting.
Dues Ex Machina ““Ralph!” Ralph looked up. “We can use this to call the others. Have a meeting. They’ll come when they hear us…”” (Golding 16). The boys were just in a plane crash and they find a conch. Ralph remembers that you can use it to make a calling noise so they are going to use it to resolve their hopeless situation and find others.
Chapter Two:
Term Identified Direct Quote Analysis
Allegory “A tree exploded in the fire like a bomb. Tall swathes of creepers rose for a moment into view, agonized, and went down again. The little boys screamed at them.” (Golding 46). The fire is an example of an allegory. I think the hidden meaning behind the fire is that the boys need to be saved from the island. Fire is their only way of communication with ships so it can be a symbol of wanting to return home. They can barely manage one of their survival needs and someone already wound
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