Lord Of The Flies
Lord of the Flies
Four elements of symbolism in Lord of the Flies by William Golding are the conch which represents authority and order, Piggy?s glasses which represents knowledge and insight, the use of war paint which reveals true inner being and the hunt our war like nature. These elements are symbolic to the story like the novel is symbolic to our world. Golding shows us in this novel that the boys need law and order to survive. With out law and order in our society as in their tribes we would be savages.
Golding uses the conch through out the story as power of the beholder. The person holding the conch had the power, and it created order and rules since when it was used, everyone had to listen. ? I?ll give the conch to the next person to speak. He can hold it when he?s speaking.?(P.33, p.15) ?We?ll have rules! He cried excitedly. ? Lots of rules!??(p.33, p.20)
Piggy?s glasses were used at the beginning of the story to start the signal fire. ? His specs- use them as burning glasses!?(P.40, p.16) While Piggy had them he was able to give advice to the
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