Lord of the Flies Essay | Symbolism of Fire in "Lord of the Flies"

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Symbolism of Fire in "Lord of the Flies"

Summary: Explains the significance and symbolism of the fire in the novel "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding. Specifically explains how the fire symbolizes order, hope, and life.
In the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding, one of the main elements of the plot is a fire created by the boys. While the fire's foremost purpose is for rescue, it also represents other underlying symbolistic themes. Order is one of the first things established once the fire is built. The fire's initial purpose, to get the kids rescued, represents hope. Also, the very being of the fire represents the idea of life. Golding uses the fire throughout the novel to express these underlying symbolic themes of order, hope, and life.

After first arriving on the island, order is established through the two items of the conch and the fire. While the conch directly symbolizes the initial government and order of the island, the fire is virtually complimentary to it. The fire gives the children a reassuring sense that...

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