What Does The Conch Symbolize In Lord Of The Flies

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Neicy Williams Humble Built To Savage In the novel The Lord of The Flies, William Golding uses objects and characters for symbols to signify that the boys on the island have slowly went insane. Does being alone really transform someone into a savage? William Golding uses several symbols, but the three main symbols are the conch, the fire, and The Lord of the Flies. These three symbols show authority, rescue, and attraction of evil. The conch shell symbolizes the high hand of authority. Golding uses this to keep the boys on the island in order. In the beginning of the novel, Golding introduces the two main characters Ralph, and Piggy. Ralph and Piggy meet each other, and have found the conch. Ralph has come up with a plan with the conch, “We can use this to call the others. Have a meeting. They’ll come when they hear us-.” Pg.33 The author makes Ralph seem as if he already knows what to do to survive, or he has been alone before. …show more content…

The boys have separated into different groups. The Lord of the Flies is a dead sow’s head that Jack told the others to put on a sharp stick that they rammed in the earth. Jack shouted, “This head is for the beast. It’s a gift.” Hopefully this gift would keep the beast that Sam, Eric, and Simon believe they saw away from them. Little do they know that the Lord of the Flies lives inside all of them. Before Simon was killed, he had a little conversation with The Lord of the Flies. The sow’s head told Simon, “There isn’t anyone to help you. Only me. And I’m the beast.” Simon did not frequently understand, until the Lord of the Flies told Simon he was a part of him. “You knew, didn’t you? I’m part of you…?” The Lord of the Flies told Simon that he is the beast that lives inside him, and the rest of the boys. And if he did not become one of the other boys something will happen to him. The Lord of the Flies shows the inner beast that all the boys have growing inside them to help them

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