Symbolize In The Lord Of The Flies

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The novel The Lord Of The Flies by William Golding contains many forms of symbolism that help develop the storyline. In the beginning of the novel the little items that seem to be irrelevant end up majorly contributing to the story and having a great deal of significance. These components also show how the story wouldn 't have the same meaning or importance without their presence. The vestiges of civilization such as the conch, Piggy’s glasses, and their clothing are some of the most important items due to the fact that they develop and strengthen the storyline.

When Ralph had the most power it was the time that he had possession of the conch, but when the conch was demolished Ralph was found with no power. Therefore this shows how the conch
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Thus this displays how glasses represent the power of intelligence, and without the glasses there is no knowledge. When Piggy is left without his glasses he can 't see or concentrate because he is only concerned about obtaining his specs again (p.177). This leaves Piggy, Ralph, and samneric to have no scientific or intellectual skills because they can 't make a fire or have Piggy tell them what to do. Shortly before the end of the story the boys have no clue on how to survive if they don 't have the spectacles. The boys’ skills are limited because none of them are wilderness savvy, and they are used to having their parents do everything for them back home in England. “I 'm trying to think. Supposing we go, looking like we used to, washed and hair brushed-after all we aren’t savages really and being rescued isn’t a game-” (p.170) This shows how the boys would do anything to get the glasses back and how the boys can’t do anything more until they get the specs back. The glasses were a symbol of the power of intelligence, and every boy wanted the glasses because they were the main source of how the boys received heat, which was key to …show more content…
This shows how the boys minds are acclimating to their surroundings because they are beginning to feel more tolerant with living on the island. Ralph is one of the boys whose adaptation to the island was very visual. At the very beginning of the book he was fair skinned with short hair and was not made to live on an island. That soon changed. “With a convulsion of the mind, Ralph discovered dirt and decay, understood how much he disliked perpetually flicking the tangled hair out of his eyes.” (p. 76) This shows how Ralph was much more mangy and looked like he belonged on an island near the end of his experience unlike when he first arrived. Also Jack goes from wearing a black cloak to wearing paint on his face and barely any clothes at all. On the island their apparel shows their title or rank on the island because the way they dress essentially shows what type of person they are. It shows their persona because when Jack has a black cloak on it gives him a mysterious and evil energy because black can be a symbol of evil, which Jack is. Another example is when the naval officer comes to rescue the boys, and he wears a neat uniform (p.200), which shows how he is a mature adult and how all of the boys left are acting like savages. When the boys

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