Lord Of The Flies Symbolism Paper
In Lord of The Flies, written by William Golding, many examples of symbolism are shown
to prove the authors point of ?man is evil.? Symbolism can be anything, a person, place or
thing, used to portray something beyond itself. It is used to represent or foreshadow the
conclusion of the story, and Golding shows this in the novel.
From the very beginning of the story, the boys inwardly strip themselves of the
civilized world. This is shown when the boys take off their clothes and school sweaters.
Their hair becomes long and entangled with small sticks.
Ralph is one of the older boys on the island and is the leader throughout part of the
story. He is a pure, English man. He has fair hair and still wears his school sweater, which
symbolizes many things. By keeping his sweater on, it symbolizes the want to keep a
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