What Are The Similarities Between The Scarlet Ibis And Lord Of The Flies

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Symbols are everywhere. Readers see symbols in all kinds of literary works. Symbols are used to represent ideas and concepts in literary works. Authors use symbols to help the readers understand themes. In Lord of the Flies by William Golding, the theme present is that societies need some kind of social order to live in peace. In “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, the theme given to the readers is people with special gifts are often not recognized until after they are gone. William Golding and James Hurst use symbols to convey themes that allow readers to more deeply comprehend their messages. In Lord of the Flies, Golding’s theme about societies living in peace is conveyed through the conch. Throughout the novel, the reader sees the conch as a symbol of democracy, which allows people like Piggy to live in peace and have a place in society. Without democracy, Piggy would be unable to have a voice in society. The triangle-shaped assembly area is another symbol that conveys the theme. The triangle represents the body, the mind, and the soul, which are key factors in a healthy and well balanced society. The triangle ensures a …show more content…

When the scarlet ibis first shows up at the plantation, the family notice that the bird is unfamiliar and are unaware what kind of bird it is. However, after the bird falls to it’s death out of the tree, the family figures out that a rare bird from an exoctic southern country, Likewise, the family doesn’t realize how rare and unique Doodle’s life is until after Doodle dies. In addition, the big straw hat that falls over Doodle’s ears represents a halo. Throughout the short story, Doodle represents an angel: He is kind and isn’t self-centered. His angel like personality isn’t appreciated by his older brother until after his death but Doodle’s message changes the narrator forever in only the best ways. Clearly, Doodle’s gifts are not recognized until after he is

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