I don’t care, the boy said, sobbing I don’t care.” (McCarthy 85). With this quote the meaning of “carrying the fire” becomes muddled, the boy is naive, he’s naturally sympathetic and his first thought is to help the boy. The father is cautious and only concerned with the immediate safety of his son. However, even with this schism, the way the man and the boy interact with other people on the road is completely dependent on trust. The boy must have faith in the man or else they could both end up dead.
When the fire goes out, it signifies the boys losing their link to civilization and represents when their savage behavior begins to take over. In chapter four, Jack and his hunter “ ‘let the fire go out’ ”, causing them to miss the fact that “there was a ship” that had passed the island
Ralph emphasizes the need for the smoke as he sees this as one of the only ways that they will ever be rescued. Ralph is still full of hope for life and escaping. This fire will keep them safe and this fire will rescue him and all of the others. As chief, he wants others to have the same hope about being saved that he does which is why he is pushing the fire symbol. Even with all the hope and safety Ralph instills on the fire, it turns out to be one of many tragedies in Lord of the Flies.
Ralph chose to take advantage of this moment by circling back to the issue of fire, saying “The fire is the most important thing on the island. How can we ever be rescued except by luck, if we don’t keep a fire going?” (Golding, 80) With this, Ralph is attempting to use logic, or logos to show the boys it was only logical to keep the fire going.
Symbolism in Lord of the Flies William Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies, written in 1954, is about a group of british boys who crash land on an island and act their own ways in order to survive. The boys start out their time on the island with an organised system and rules, but as time passes the boys lose control and turn into savages. Symbols are seen multiple times in this novel. The Conch symbolizes law and civilization, Piggy’s specs symbolizes technology and intelligence and Simon symbolises peace and kindness.These three symbols are repeatedly mentioned in the novel. Symbolism, such as the conch, Piggy’s glasses and Simon, play an important role in Lord of the Flies.
Ralph cares about getting rescued and saving all the boys, In the book Ralph says “Don’t you want to be rescued? I said before, the fire is the most important thing”(Golding, 102). Golding wrote Ralph to be the protagonist to show what a good person is and how people become
We burnt a woman."(page. 50) and continue to talk to Mildred “There must be something in books, things we can't imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house; there must be something there.” (page. 51) without consciously noticing his different perspective towards fire from the first encounter with Faber before the novel. These quotes represent that he rejected the idea of being a fireman by questioning himself and the cause of the incidents occurred on that day. Clearly, the quote “he pressed at
Literary Analyses of the Lord of the Flies The Lord of the Flies demonstrates a wide variety of symbolism; from Christ to Satan the children are portrayed in an abstract manner to represent these religious beings, as well as a symbol of great strife for power. Two of the main symbolic devices are used in the form of a mystical Conch and a cumbersome Sow’s head perched atop a stake; however these symbols represent very different ideas. Next the Lord of the Flies demonstrates the burden and struggle of power in multiple ways. William Golding included within this novel the power of symbolism, using inanimate objects, characters, or even landmasses to represent ideals derived from basic human morals and Christian religion that has a major influence