Lord Of The Flies Conch Analysis

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Lord of the Flies Symbolism Essay In the book Lord of the Flies William Golding uses the conch as a form of symbolism in the book. The conch symbolizes authority, order, and leadership. In the book whoever holds the conch has the power to talk and can only talk when he holds the conch. The conch is used as a tool to get everyone’s attention and the more they used the weaker the conch gets. And the conch is an important symbol in the book. The conch symbolizes authority because the conch is the boy’s voice. Whoever holds the conch has the power to speak and nobody can interrupt or disrespect them. For example, “That’s what this shell's called. I'll give the conch to the next person to speak. He can hold it when he's speaking."(33).Which is said by Ralph saying that whoever holds the conch has the right to speak. In the…show more content…
And then they got split into tribes and one was Jack’s tribe and the other was Ralph’s. And everything changed from then on people started to die and nobody cared or tried to solve the problem. Ralph wants to get rescued and get off the island but the others just want to stay. They don’t have any teamwork, in the beginning of the book they at least had some kind of teamwork going on. Their leadership also begins to fall apart when they discover the “beast”. But they think the beast is a physical thing but what they don’t is know the beast was them the whole time. In The Lord of the Flies there were many symbols but the most important being the conch represents the book in many ways. Authority, order, and leadership are all it took to represent what William Golding wanted this book to be about. Survival is the main thing that everyone wanted. And this is what made this book interesting and exciting to read. This book had a meaning to it and it was what people would do to survive and how it would be if there were no
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